I believe that Mr. Trump will trounce Mr. Sanders. Most of the analyses that I have read have not taken due account of the opposition that Mr. Sanders will inspire. Remember, every corporation, every business, and every wealthy person has a lot to lose if Mr. Sanders wins. That means that all the corporations, all the businesses, and all the wealthy people will be contributing money to Mr. Trump’s campaign. We’re talking about billions of dollars, a spending spree that will dwarf anything seen in the past.
And they have a LOT to work with. “Bernie Sanders is a socialist. A commie. A Marxist. He’ll take away your freedoms.” They’re ALREADY saying this. They’ll go on endlessly about how he honeymooned in Moscow, how he has praised the governments of Cuba and Venezuela. They’ll scare the bejabbers out of people with their dire warnings that Mr. Sanders will turn America into a communist prison.
They’ll do it everywhere. Television will be swamped with ads warning you about Bernie Sanders. Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube will be impossible to use without getting some sort of ad about how evil Bernie Sanders is. Lawn signs will sprout like mushrooms all over the country. Cars will be plastered with bumper stickers saying “Bernie’s a Commie!” There will be people standing beside every stop sign waving signs saying “Save American from Marxism!”
It will be a landslide for Mr. Trump, who will then proceed to dismantle American democracy.