Pundits say that the coronavirus and the economic collapse it's causing will doom President Trump’s chances of victory.
It's not necessarily so.
As the coronavirus recedes, we find ourselves focused intently on every statistic that might provide a clue about when it will abate.
Then, we plan to turn our attention to the key problem of restarting the economy.
This issue crowds out everything else.
But if it's economic recovery you want, America knows that Donald Trump is the man.
The economy is in President Trump's wheelhouse.
Whatever his strengths or weaknesses, perhaps everyone agrees that his strong point is managing the economy.
Were there not this crisis we might take that skill for granted, treating the problem of economic stagnation as solved and looking ahead to the problems of income inequality.
Climate change and healthcare, for example, are areas where Trump is not necessarily as skilled.
But with the economy in its current state, there's no room for any other issue.
There is no oxygen left for any other concern.
How natural it is that we then turn to Trump to bring back the economy he created.
If your house burns down — particularly if you loved it — you would turn to the builder and architect who conceived and erected it in the first place, rather than trusting some new and unknown contractor.
So, voters will see Trump as the expert they need at getting the economy moving again.
While the political parties get about equal credit for skill in managing the economy, Democrats are seen as better at dividing the pie while Republicans are more trusted with baking it in the first place.
In any poll that asks who you trust more to help the economy recover, Trump beats Biden by a healthy margin — one that will translate into a victory in November.
Dick Morris is former presidential advisor and political strategist. He is a regular contributor to Newsmax TV. Read Dick Morris's Reports — More Here.
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