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OPINION

Question Is Not Why He Leads, but Why Trump's Not Further Ahead?

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Fulton County Ga. Dist. Atty. Fani Willis testified during a hearing in the case of the State of Georgia v. Donald John Trump at the Fulton County Courthouse on Feb. 15, 2024 in Atlanta, Georgia. Judge Scott McAfeed heard testimony as to whether Willis and Special Prosecutor Nathan Wade should be disqualified from the case. (Alyssa Pointer-Pool/Getty Images)

Dick Morris By Wednesday, 28 February 2024 11:52 AM EST Current | Bio | Archive

(Editor's Note: The following column does not constitute an endorsement of any political party or candidate on the part of Newsmax.)

Despite four criminal indictments and almost $500 million in civil fines, why is Donald Trump still winning? And in most polls widening his margin?

Lets break down the reasons:

Biden Is Not Fit to Be President

Whether he once was fit to hold the office, he's obviously not so now. Even if Democrats are willing to trade a president who is seemingly in mental and physical decline,  for one with whom they strongly disagree, the country is not. Americans are just not willing to be governed by someone with the obvious disabilities of Joe Biden.

But the larger question is why the various charges against Trump have not brought him down and why, indeed, does his lead grow with each indictment or verdict?

The Charges Against Trump are Just Not That Serious

So he may have overestimated his assets to secure a bank loan that he repaid promptly and in full.

So what?

And he may have spoken too. harshly about a woman he was accused of sexually harassing, but not of raping.

So what?

And he may have paid Stormy Daniels from the wrong bank account.

So what?

And he may have retained possession of archived classified documents for too long and then been less than forthcoming in producing them.

So what?

The only two charges that are serious enough to threaten his lead among the voters are those at issue in Jack Smith's federal indictment and Fulton County Ga.'s Dist. Atty. Fani Willis’ prosecution of Trump and some of his associates.

But Willis has problems of her own and may well not be in position to pursue her case.

It seems she has a lot more to hide than our nation's 45th president does.

And Jack Smith’s prosecution may be for a crime about which Trump had immunity!

Even without immunity, it's obvious to everybody that Donald Trump did not lead a revolution or attempt to overturn the results of an election by force.

The demonstrators who stand accused of acting on his behalf were all unarmed.

Even if Trump is convicted of all of these charges, it's really no big deal and certainly not enough to influence the election of the president.

The Prosecutions of Trump Eclipse All Other Questions in the Campaign and Leave No Room for Voters to Make an Honest Judgment About Trump's Abilities and Record

Trump’s prosecutors and political opponents have indulged in such extreme rhetoric and made such far out accusations that they have no credibility.

So, having, in effect, accused Trump of rape, financial fraud, compromising our national security, and fomenting an insurrection that would have ended our democracy, the prosecutors have yelled "Wolf!" for too long and too loudly to be taken seriously.

Trump’s tormentors devoutly believe that if he is convicted of a crime, he cannot win. Well, littering and jay-walking are crimes, too. But none of the crimes at issue here are sufficiently serious to warrant his defeat. Merely attaching the label “convicted criminal” to Donald Trump will not cost him the election.

There may, indeed, be a case to be made against Trump's reelection.

  • Did he handle COVID-19 properly?
  • Did he alienate our allies?
  • Did he add too much to the federal debt?
  • Has he failed to take global warming seriously?

But . . . there is no room or oxygen to ponder these issues. They have been overshadowed and drowned out by the criminal charges against the former presdnt.

Trump Has faced Adversaries So Far in the Primary Process That are Less Than Convincing

And they're all campaigning while trying not to alienate Trump’s followers. Only Chris Christie has acted like a real opponent and, in the process, buried his political career.

So the question is not why Trump is ahead, but why he is not even further ahead.

Dick Morris is a former presidential adviser and political strategist. He is a regular contributor to Newsmax TV. Read Dick Morris' Reports — More Here.

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So, having, in effect, accused Trump of rape, financial fraud, compromising our national security, and fomenting an insurrection that would have ended our democracy, the prosecutors have yelled "Wolf!" for too long and too loudly to be taken seriously.
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