I agree that 2016 was a fluke for many various reasons: Russians, social media, Cambridge Analytica...and 77K votes across three states put the orange dipshyte ahead in the Electoral College.
The EC is the only way a Republican can win the presidency - the ONLY way - because it certainly isn't by the popular vote.
Therefore, we need to campaign in all rust belt states - and not take weekends off like someone
did in 2016. Ol' handsome Joe will campaign on weekends.
We need a guaranteed win and Joe will bring that. This election needs to be about the win, we'll campaign to our ideology, next time. Ergo my suggestion of Harris as running mate.
Trump could not have won if Obama rust belt voters didn't vote for Trump.