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Sunday, July 31, 2016

A campaign built on ideas

There is no imminent plan, Trump advisers say, to match Mrs. Clinton’s spending on television ads. Instead, they intend to aim Mr. Trump like a battering ram at a small number of targets, to keep delivering his provocative message on trade, terrorism and immigration.
-- New York Times news report
July 30, 2016

Imagine that. Instead of raising millions of dollars from nefarious sources to run mean, hateful, nasty ads against his opponents, Trump is taking his message to the people.
That's because Trump is an amateur. He is not an experienced, conniving insider like Hillary. Trump actually thinks ideas work.

He has them.
1. Stop illegal aliens, build a wall, and deport them.
2. Renegotiate trade deals.
3. Makeover  NATO.
4. Cut corporate taxes.
5. Ban immigration from hostile Muslim nations until we can sort out the bad guys from the good.
Above all, put America first.

Hillary offers the same old Cult of Personality campaign Obama offered. His whole campaign was based on the color of his skin. Her whole campaign is based on her sex. It's vapid and insulting the intelligence of people. And yet the ignoramuses flock to this.

From the New York Times:
Donald J. Trump, confronting a daunting electoral map and a significant financial disadvantage, is preparing to fall back from an expansive national campaign and concentrate the bulk of his time and money on just three or four states that his campaign believes he must sweep in order to win the presidency.
Even as Mr. Trump has ticked up in national polls in recent weeks, senior Republicans say his path to the 270 Electoral College votes needed for election has remained narrow — and may have grown even more precarious. It now looks exceedingly difficult for him to assemble even the barest Electoral College majority without beating Hillary Clinton in a trifecta of the biggest swing states: Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania.
President Obama won all three states in 2008 and 2012, and no Republican has won Pennsylvania in nearly three decades.
With a divisive campaign message that has alienated many women and Hispanics, Mr. Trump appears to have pushed several traditional swing states out of his own reach. According to strategists on both sides of the race, polling indicates that Mrs. Clinton has a solid upper hand in Colorado and Virginia, the home state of Senator Tim Kaine, her running mate. Both states voted twice for George W. Bush, who assiduously courted Hispanic voters and suburban moderates.
They measure The Donald in Hillary's terms and find him wanting.

So how come they are tied in the polls after she blew $50 million in negative ads?

Trump has a message. The media tunes it out. The media was wrong about the nomination. The media will be wrong about the general election.

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10 comments:

  1. One reason he isn't raising much money is because instead of mailing out his own stuff he has been forced to partner with the Republican party. I stopped getting mailers from him and now everything is tied to the party I have learned to hate. I am going to just start writing checks and sending them to Trump Tower.

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  2. Was watching a little cable Friday night. On TNT, a couple of goofy Hillary ads were running - after 11 pm.

    Who's watching then (besides me, of course)? She's just throwing it away.

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  3. The NYT is behind the times. They don't know, or even want to know, what's really happening outside the Bos-Wash corridor; and if they did, wouldn't tell their readers. Same with the Alphabets.

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  4. I was reading an article yesterday on the Daily Mail website. Every nasty anti-American comment on the page came from posters in NYC. It made me remember why this old Pace picante sauce ad was so popular in flyover country.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vgrGyR6EYbY

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    1. On the upside, my liberal northern neighbors have gone back to Vermont.

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  5. Have a friend who is an ex-New Yorker.He married a
    woman who was from the Big,High and Lonesome
    of NE Oregon. He discovered that being an "Easterner"
    let alone a "New Yourker" didn't go well with the locals...
    He dropped the accent and went native...

    TG McCoy

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  6. The Establishment hates the Trump approach b/c they are used to controlling the entire process through big $$$, ad time/air time, big donors, etc. Ideas who cares about those? The Establishment is about big $$, spin, and control. Unemployment? Open borders? Hollowed out communities? They don't care. Trump does. Trump has a message and it is resonating IN SPADES. In watching the Trump crowds vs the hilLIARy crowds, I believe The Establishment and pollsters are lying to us big time. How can hilLIARy even be close? Gosh how can I be so cynical? No one will convince me that Trump has much more support and likely voters. I don't listen to the pollsters and media b/c they do nothing but LIE.

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  7. The Establishment hates the Trump approach b/c they are used to controlling the entire process through big $$$, ad time/air time, big donors, etc. Ideas who cares about those? The Establishment is about big $$, spin, and control. Unemployment? Open borders? Hollowed out communities? They don't care. Trump does. Trump has a message and it is resonating IN SPADES. In watching the Trump crowds vs the hilLIARy crowds, I believe The Establishment and pollsters are lying to us big time. How can hilLIARy even be close? Gosh how can I be so cynical? No one will convince me that Trump has much more support and likely voters. I don't listen to the pollsters and media b/c they do nothing but LIE.

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  8. "With a divisive campaign message that has alienated many women and Hispanics..." Who says their "alienation" is due to Trump? By what measure? Maybe they're just LIV listening to MSNBC. That sort of opinion-stated-as-fact drives me nuts.

    Similarly, I hear Hillary (and her flying monkeys) saying stuff like "Trump says he'll make jobs but doesn't say how" and then they say something to the effect: "But *we'll* make jobs" and don't provide any specifics. I'll grant Mrs. Clinton that she *did* state she'd start a new fund or bank or loaning place or something that'll have both Federal and private money to get projects funded.

    At least that comforts me that crony capitalism and benefits to insiders will continue.

    Hey, isn't that economic system called fascism?

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    1. Woman and minorities are the main reason Democrats win. That's why the left loves open borders.

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