It was assumed that Americans would also realize they should take back government and go with Donald Trump. That would have made Jones Day, the law firm representing his Make America Great Again campaign, appear that it was on the right side of history. Taking on that account has been controversial for its white-shoe law firm branding.
Well, the assumption didn't hold up. The new Washington Post/ABC poll puts Hillary Clinton at 51 and Trump at 39. It seems that the Democrats got smart and got united. Bernie Sanders' supporters are moving over to the Clinton, not Trump, camp.
Meanwhile, the RNC in Cleveland next month could turn into The Theatre of Rage. That, as did the DNC in Chicago in 1968, could turn off voters.
The GOP could be perceived as out of control. Populism and the forces opposing it in the GOP and beyond could get ugly. Jones Day announced it is closing its Cleveland offices during the RNC. Lawyers will work remotely.
In Cleveland is headquartered one of its long-term clients Sherwin-Williams. How will Sherwin-Williams assesses any violence in its "hometown?" Jones Day is representing Sherwin-Williams in "People of CA v. ARCO." Here is the bench verdict against Sherwin-Williams.
As for united, the GOP hasn't been that for a long time. Recently, George Will left the party.
But there are more than four months to go before the general election. Anything can happen to reverse the Clinton lead.