#2 - I'll let Kurt take it from here.
So we lost this round? So what? We’ve lost before, and we’ll lose again. This is for the long-haul folks. It’s a marathon, not a sprint. There’s no magic wand where one term of Vitamin D cures a century of progressive pathology.
Trump’s instincts have been right all along. We doubted he could win. He did. We doubted he would actually remake the courts. He has. We doubted he’d fight for the wall, but he did, and he paid a price. Who else would have withstood the heat this long? Who would have even picked the fight?
Mitt? Jeb!? Chet the Unicorn?
Name the Republican you want to replace him with. Who’s the guy who is going to stand up to the cultural fascists like Trump? Who’s going to fight for you harder?
What’s his name?
***mumble mumble mumble***
I CAN’T HEAR YOU! WHAT’S HIS NAME!
So while people freak out about a three week timeframe, here's what's going to happen. Trump is going to give the SOTU address with Nancy Pelosi sitting behind him, grimacing and being the raging communist bitch that she is. And as Trump lays out his case for a border wall, the Democrats are going to act as petty and petulant as they did on the last SOTU speech. So Trump will give an hour-long argument for the wall, and the Democrats will have to sit there and take it.