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Thursday, October 22, 2020

13 Trump rallies, 167,000 voters



President Donald John Trump continued his schedule of working as a president by day and a presidential nominee at night with large rallies. His pace would tire a man half his age, which would be 37. Decades of putting in 12-hour days prepared his body and mind for this.

Biden is nowhere to be seen as he spent the last 5 days preparing for tonight's debate.

Obama finally campaigned for Biden on Wednesday. He talked to 300 parked cars in Pennsylvania. He also talked to a spontaneous crowd of 5 Biden campaign workers and a lost little girl. He used a megaphone so that TV camera crews could give the appearance that a large crowd was there.



President Donald John Trump flew into Gastonia, North Carolina, for a rally. GOP chairwoman Ronna McDaniel tweeted the numbers.

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28,278 signups
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32.2% NOT Republican
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23.5% did not vote in 2016

Once again, President Trump had a good day, Biden lost another day to the basement. If you cannot do the job of campaigning for president, then you cannot do the job of being president.

Those good days by Donald Trump are adding up.

Paul Bedard reported, "In the 13 reelection events since returning to the campaign trail following his covid 19 diagnosis, President Trump has attracted more than 167,000 rally goers, many of them first-time voters and even more who are not Republicans."

The non-Republicans are not there to troll because they would be shut down quickly.

They are there to enjoy the show.

The second Trump campaign is rallies and door knocking. Republicans say they have 2 million volunteers.

The rallies show the enthusiasm for President Trump that Biden lacks. The president is campaigning all over the map spending Sunday in California and Nevada, Monday in Arizona, Tuesday in Pennsylvania, and Wednesday in North Carolina.

Biden and his campaign are stuck in Pennsylvania, the one state his party knows it cannot afford to lose. 

And yet in one stop in Erie on Tuesday, President Trump drew nearly 20,000 people, which is more than the combined total of all of Biden's campaigning in the Keystone State.

President Trump does not need Pennsylvania. He has avenues to 270 in the Electoral College that Biden does not enjoy. And so Donald Trump visited Florida, Wisconsin, Michigan, Georgia, Iowa, and Ohio last week and weekend.

Those are all states he took last time, true. But those were enough states to get elected. He does not have to expand his base.

Democrats do.

Staying holed up in Delaware does not cut it.

There is no Joe-mentum. There never was. Democrats can prop him up, but they cannot carry him over the finish line.

President Trump can get there on his own. He showed that 4 years ago.

37 comments:

  1. Ronna McDaniel has been posting such numbers after every rally. Those numbers and your posts are the most encouraging items to read online every day. Even the Rasmussen poll is showing the surge to Trump. In just two weeks, his numbers have risen from -15 to -2. I didn't believe the first number and don't believe the second; but I have some faith in the trend. Those so-called shy Trump voters look anything but in their MAGA hats and Trump banners--by the thousands.

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    1. I respectfully offer a different explanation for the "surge."

      Back in 1980, Carter held a double-digit lead for much of the campaign. But, within about three weeks away from Election Day, the polls showed Reagan starting to "surge."

      By Election Day, the polls were saying even-steven. The headline on the front page of the SF Chronicle yelled in bold all-caps: "TOO CLOSE TO CALL!"

      According to another article in the SF Chronicle the very next day, Carter campaign people broke the news early the previous morning to Carter that he was going to lose.

      If Carter's own people knew he was going to lose, so did the pollsters. And, quite probably, the journalists knew as well.

      I think that's a standard m.o. of polling. Vendors like to please their customers, and pollsters are vendors whose customers are the news media. It pleases the news media to see the polls say Republicans, especially Trump, are behind.

      But now, as we approach the election, the pollsters have to maintain their credibility, so there's a "surge." The only thing we know that changed are the polls.

      In addition, the pollsters don't lie when they don't have to. Dole and McCain ran miserable campaigns and it was obvious that Obama was going to win. Romney screwed up when he let Ms Crowley and Obama double-team him, rather than stand up and walk out after accusing them of playing on the same team. (A show of big nards might have saved the Romney campaign.)

      I've been watching the polls for a very long time. If you believed the pollsters, Humphrey was supposed to beat Nixon. McGovern never was going to beat Nixon, but nobody predicted the Nixon landslide, which is one for the history books.

      The news media, based on polls and primary results, kept shoveling dirt over the Reagan campaign for the GOP nomination in '76, but he battled tooth and nail against an incumbent Republican president and almost won. Reagan actually went to the GOP convention with more actual votes than Ford.

      I don't know for a fact that this is what pollsters do and if they do they probably don't do it every election year.

      Just saying, don't be too surprised of Trump wins in a landslide. It night have been sitting there all along.

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    2. Exceptional analysis. Spot on!👍👍👍👍

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    3. Lee - I think you have broken the code.

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  2. I've lived in Wisconsin all my life - and have NEVER seen so many political ads. I can't click on a youtube video without getting 3, usually Obummer telling me to vote. It tells me the dims are afraid they're gonna lose - Kenosha in flames in background with CNN 'mostly peaceful' is a death knell. #37states

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    1. I see your 37 and raise you 13...

      #touchemallmrt

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    2. Not at all far-fetched. I've been thinking this could be another '72, or even '84, for quite a while.

      Think NY and all the dead grandmas. Think San Fiasco and as a latrine. Think all the Commie governors making war on God for 8 months.

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    3. I'll fold on your 50 Z, all I have is 46!

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    4. With O'bozo in the game I'm seeing a 57 state sweep. Joe Bidet gonna look like a jigsaw puzzle with a couple of pieces gone.
      Cause he's bad bad Donald Trump.
      Won't let em make America a dump.
      Tougher than Hilaree
      Wilier than old Nancee.

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  3. The Train has all the cool kids on it. We never wanted to be cool, didn’t dress or talk or coiffe cool; ergo, WE ARE COOL. Don’t feel cool? You’re in EXACTLY the right place here on The Train. Our conductor has a PROVEN TRACK RECORD so you can trust him implicitly. And that ain’t Trump I’m talkin about...

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  4. Haven't been a zombie Democrat for 12 years!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EfGDvDGE7zk

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    1. Woah, that took me back! Thanks, lyn5- and I hope you have a wonderfully happy day!

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  5. #37 plus including Oregon and Washington-Inslee is in trouble. the Red people are rising..
    I see more and more flags every day here in my Purple carbuncle on the backside of the E.Oregon red elephant. My retired college prof neighbor has put a very small flag on his door. He is a vet, BTW.

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    1. If Alek Skarlatos carries the Eugene district, we will know that Oregon has effectively flipped.

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    2. The president is campaigning all over the map spending Sunday in California

      May want to throw in CA. I know Don said he was fund-raising, but I think a lot of Demo paradises are doable.

      If he shows up in Jersey or Gotham next week, it's a lock.

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    3. I've donated to Alek, and I'm in District 2.

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    4. DeFazio and Skarlatos are running a lot of ads in the TV news here in southern Oregon. DeFazio's ads are very negative, trying to smear Alek, and it tells me he's running scared with internal polling.

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    5. P.S. DeFazio has been a swamp critter for 34 years. Alek Skarlatos is 28.

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    6. Douglas DC
      I've not been paying attention to Insleaze. Is he really in trouble?!!

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  6. Susan Ferrechio @susanferrechio

    Our @KerryPicket was the only reporter today to ask @speakerpelosi about the growing @JoeBiden laptop/corruption allegations. Pelosi refused to answer: “I’m not answering those questions. We’re talking about the coronavirus. I don’t have all day for questions.”

    Democrats think we are mushrooms.

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    1. They are projecting again.

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    2. And on the SAME DAY, when Ric Grenell refused to talk to individual reporters if they hadn't reported and their company hadn't publicized the Hunter Biden lap story, somehow HE was wrong for refusing to speak to them.

      Nice double standard.

      Here's when consistency is rewarded: When they all work for outfits that shill for Biden ---

      NBC "News": Savannah Guthrie
      NBC "News": Kristen Welker
      CBS "News": Leslie Stahl

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  7. There is no Biden/Harris vote. There is only an anti-Trump vote, and it is entirely generated by the relentless negative media coverage of the last four+ years.

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  8. "Dionald"!

    I will start signing my name that way and see if any notices.

    Crowd sizes are a wonderful tonic.

    Don Reed

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    1. Well, if you are going to sign your name that way, I'll stop spelling the president's name that way.

      I will fix

      Thanks

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    2. And I'll fix the "if anybody notices."

      Done!

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  9. Boat rally, car rally, in-person rally, Amish buggy rally all add up.

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  10. The Biden ChinaGate! A million times bigger than WaterGate.

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    1. So much water moving underneath the bridge.
      Time to question all their answers.

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  11. I will be happy with a win. A popular vote win will be nice. A landslide would be the cherry on top. I can't believe anyone is still on the fence. I think Lee has it right. The polls are to please the clients.

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  12. Ronna McDaniel, formerly known as Ronna Romney McDaniel.

    She hasn’t used her maiden name since Mitt voted for impeachment.

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  13. Biden may not have any Joe-mentum but he has a lot of Joe-dementum.

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