bolsh: Oh, he'll "win" it. Even if the puppetmasters have to rig another election. Smell a civil war brewing? That's what it will take to oust them. The issues are as serious as slavery... except... this time, we're ALL potential slaves.
If you think of the election as Oscar night, rest assured the name of the new incumbent is already written and sealed in the envelope.
(Pretty soon, we'll be able to skip the "campaign" and "party" and "voting" charades entirely. Just fast forward to the appointment.)