Chuck Schumer thought he had Donald Trump on the ropes.
The New York Democrat believed the stars had aligned to deliver a crushing blow to the President.
But then the tables turned and Chuck Schumer flipped out when he suffered this huge defeat that no one thought possible.
There is more at stake in 2020 than just the Presidency.
Control of the Senate is up for grabs as well.
Republicans currently hold a 53-47 majority in the upper chamber.
That means Democrats have to flip four Republican-held seats to elevate Chuck Schumer to the position of Senate Majority Leader.
That goal seemed within reach at the start of the year.
Democrats drooled over a map where Republicans were defending 22 seats compared to just 12 for the Democrats.
Republican seats up in 2020 included Iowa, Colorado, Texas, North Carolina, Montana, Arizona and Georgia.
Given that political landscape, Schumer and many members of the fake news media thought it was a slam dunk for the Democrats to seize control of the Senate.
But political fantasy gave way to reality.
Democrats struggled to recruit top-tier challengers in all of these races except Arizona and that is only because incumbent Senator Martha McSally is extremely vulnerable because she is a Never-Trump RINO.
In Texas, Montana, and Colorado, Schumer’s first choice all passed to enter the Presidential race.
Former Governors John Hickenlooper of Colorado and Steve Bullock of Montana have either declined or are hiring staffers in key states like Iowa with the intention of running for President.
And Texas Congressman Beto O’Rourke also passed on a Senate bid for a long shot White House campaign.
The final blow to Schumer’s attempted Senate takeover was failed Georgia Gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams declining to run against Republican David Perdue in 2020.
Abrams announced her decision in a video posted to her social media account.
“The Senate provides a singular platform from which to address the issues of access to justice, economic security, health care and restoring the integrity of our nation’s democracy,” Abrams stated. “However, I am announcing today that I will not be a candidate for the United States Senate.”
There is no way to spin this other than it being an utter disaster for Schumer.
These candidates are passing on Senate races because they believe victory will be an uphill climb.
Despite the fake news media’s constant bombardment of negative news, the political pros still believe Donald Trump has a better than even money chance to win re-election.
And when seasoned Democrat politicians – who have won statewide before – survey the political terrain, they see that trying to oust an incumbent Republican in a red state with Donald Trump at the top of the ticket is a fool’s errand.
Control of the Senate was everything for Democrats.
Nancy Pelosi already runs the House, so if they seized the Senate in 2020 and won the White House, that would allow them to ram the “Green New Deal,” gun confiscation, tax hikes, card checks and amnesty into law before the 2022 midterm elections.
And if Donald Trump wins re-election, it means they can block every single judicial nominee Donald Trump brings forth.
But most major Democrats are taking a pass on the Senate and it’s dealt Chuck Schumer one of the biggest setbacks of his career.
We will keep you up to date on any new developments in the 2020 elections.