After 3 years of Trump, not only are partisan differences more vivid than ever, it's also impossible to deny that the particular individual occupying the Oval Office can change all of our lives.
But what you don't hear is almost anyone saying " ... and that's why I'll never vote for this ticket." When Noam Chomsky and Angela Davis are telling people how important it is to vote for the Democratic nominee, you know you're in an unusual year.
In 2016, Green Party nominee Jill Stein got 1.4 million votes and a good deal of media attention. Chances are you don't even know the name of the Green Party's nominee this year (it's Howie Hawkins), and it would be a shock if he got that much support.
The truth, however, is that Trump should be far more worried about the Republicans who have not been cheering him unreservedly for the past 3 years. In 2016, they may have been less than enthusiastic about Trump, but they stuck with him in the end; according to exit polls, he got about the same level of support from Republican voters as Mitt Romney or John McCain had.
Four years later, their loyalty is less certain. Everything that might have given them pause back then has turned out to be even worse than anyone imagined. And yet instead of trying to keep them in the Republican fold, Trump is spending his time calling in to Fox News for interviews, spreading a new iteration of the racist "birther" theory (this time about Harris), and telling "suburban housewives" that he'll protect them from the threat of the 1968 Fair Housing Act.
Over the next 80 days, Trump will no doubt make it even more clear what the consequences of his reelection would be -- and not in a good way. He can't help himself, and that may be his undoing.