Like Trump or not, if you are moderate to conservative you ought to be rooting for his re-election. A look at the 2020 Senate races makes that fact perfectly clear. Let's look at a few cold hard facts about next year's election.
Given the 2018 results we can safely assume the House is going to stay in control of Pelosi and company. So when we look at next year's Senate races things begin to look pretty scary. For example, of the 34 Senate seats up for grabs in 2020, 22 are held by Republicans and must be defended if Republicans hope to maintain control of the upper body. By contrast the Democrats must defend only 12. And those 12 seats are firmly embedded in left wing states.
Looking at the crop of Republican seats up for grabs I can see at least six that are highly vulnerable. Up in Maine "Semi-Republican" Susan Collins is under fire for voting YES on Brett Kavanaugh. Democrats are mounting a grass roots effort up north, funded and supported by the MeToo folks.
Over in my home state of Arizona, California migrants are arriving in droves and turning my state purple. Martha McSalley, who already lost a senate race to a Democrat, and only occupying a Senate seat by governor appointment, is highly vulnerable. Pollsters here are predicting she'll lose to still another Democrat, recent Democrat convert and retired astronaut Mark Kelly.
Over in Colorado the pot heads have taken over and current Republican senator Corey Gardner is susceptible to being smoked out of office next year.
In North Carolina Democrats believe they've sufficiently rigged, through the courts, some serious gerrymandering in their favor and just might be able to turn incumbent Thom Tillis' seat from red to blue.
Even in Kentucky, where Democrats have been making inroads, the senate's "grand poobah", Mitch McConnell's seat may be up for grabs. The Donald and Mitch haven't revived enough coal jobs in that state to keep the blue collar happy down there.
I can think of two or three other Republican senate seats that are vulnerable. But you get my point. If both the House and the Senate fall into Democratic control it will be left to Donald Trump to stick his finger in the dyke and ward off Medicare For All, a taxpayer funded write off of $2 trillion in student loan debt, severe cuts to our military and a staggering $30 trillion dollar Green New Deal that pretty much bans autos and airplanes and farting cows.....and cripples the U.S. economy beyond any chance of recovery.
So, boys and girls, like Trump or not, you better be rooting for his re-election next year. The alternative is just too scary to contemplate.