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.Above all, put America first.
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.
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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