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Monday, October 26, 2020

Enthusiasm gap crushes Biden

 
On Sunday, Donald Trump campaigned in Maine, which last went Republican in 1988. He also campaigned in New Hampshire, which has gone Republican only once since 1988.

Those two states will likely join three other Not Republican Since The '80s states of Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin in re-electing President Trump.

Not Republican Since 1972 Minnesota may join them.

President Trump has done this by going back to what worked for Republicans in the 1980s: President Ronald Reagan. Donald Trump has his same optimism, his same patriotism, and his same faith in God.

Donald Trump's style may be different. He is an abrasive New Yorker, not a jovial Midwesterner. And decades of presidents selling the nation out in trade deals has taken its toll. A generation of factory workers were wiped out. The federal government is the largest employer in the nation. Most of them are doing the best they can to sabotage his presidency.

The Reagan Coalition of factory workers, construction workers, and small businesses toppled the Democrat Party.

28 years after Reagan left office, the Soviet Union collapsed only to resurrect itself here as the Obama administration.

62 million voters took a chance 4 years ago on an untried loudmouth from Manhattan and were rewarded with 3.5% unemployment, the end of hostilities and military adventurism overseas, the first increase in factory jobs in decades, peace in the Middle East, and a nice tax cut.

But mainly they were rewarded with a president who is unambiguously and unabashedly pro-American.

Despite covid 19, riots, and 24/7 lies by the media, his supporters have not wavered. He is working tirelessly to make their votes matter by out-campaigning everyone.

After his appearances in New Hampshire and Maine, President Trump will be in Pennsylvania and Ohio today, Michigan and Wisconsin on Tuesday, and Arizona on Wednesday.

He is 74 and still fresh and raring to go. Reagan Republicans remember another septuagenarian who worked his tail off. Four decades of 12-hour days prepared Donald Trump well for this campaign.

Meanwhile his opponent spends most of his time holed up in Delaware. When he does venture out, he speaks to a few parked cars. He cannot announce his stops in advance because Trump supporters will show up in larger numbers than he can attract.

In 1948, President Truman climbed out of bad public opinion polls by hitting the hustings. His whistlestop train tours are political legend because they led to the headline Dewey Defeats Truman -- which Truman held aloft after winning the election.

This president uses Air Force One to make his whistlestops.

And where the president cannot appear, Trump supporters hold their own darned rallies. Boat rallies. Motorcycle rallies. Car rallies. Truck rallies. Even a purported Amish rally.

The political reporters hate them.

Byron York reported, "'I can't believe there aren't any newspeople here,' said Linda of Greene County, Pennsylvania, as she stood among hundreds of cars and pickup trucks idling in long parallel lines in a vast big-box-store parking lot Saturday, waiting to join the Interstate 70 Trump Train. Indeed, although there were carloads of Trump supporters as far as one could see, and many more on the way from Ohio and West Virginia, and this enormous political event was happening less than two weeks before the presidential election, as far as I could tell, I was the only newsperson there.

"It was the biggest political rally no one saw. And gatherings like it have been happening for months in some of the places President Trump needs most to win if he is to be reelected. And, remarkably, the rallies are not the work of the Trump campaign. The road rally in Washington, Pennsylvania, was organized and staged by local Trump supporters, linked together largely by Facebook, who want to show that enthusiasm for the president in western Pennsylvania and surrounding areas is not just strong but stronger than it was when Trump eked out a victory in Pennsylvania in 2016. If Trump wins this critical state, it will owe in significant part to this organic movement and the energetic organizers who have nothing to do with his campaign.

"Saturday's rally started in St. Clairsville, Ohio, in the parking lot of a store called Oil & Gas Safety Supply. After hundreds of cars, probably the majority were pickup trucks, lined up there, they became a rolling rally headed east on I-70 to Wheeling, West Virginia, about 12 miles away. There, hundreds more cars were waiting to join, and the much bigger rally returned to the freeway for the 30-mile drive to Washington. That's where Linda and several hundred more people were waiting in the parking lot of the other branch of Oil & Gas Safety Supply. The cars from Ohio and West Virginia exited off the interstate, rolled past the Home Depot, then past Oil & Gas, and then, when the last car had passed, the Washington cars joined it, making one massive line of vehicles heading back to St. Clairsville."

I know that area. Farmers and factory workers. Reagan Country.

York by the way was the first columnist who took Donald Trump as a real candidate. In May 2015, York noticed Donald Trump was drawing more people than anyone in Iowa. A month later, The Donald formally entered the race.

He ended this column, "Political strategists often refer to the ground game, the work that campaigns do to knock on doors and make personal contact with voters. Certainly the Trump campaign is doing a lot of that. But if the president wins Pennsylvania, and that would mean he'd have a good chance at winning a second term, he might well owe his victory to his grassroots supporters' work on the road. Jumping in their cars and trucks and inviting others to come along has heightened the enthusiasm in oil and gas country. Look for them to keep driving all the way to Election Day."

The grassroots is organizing the grassroots campaign. Not since 1992, when people registered H. Ross Perot in 50 states on their own, has a candidate had such real grassroots appeal.

There was a Trump rally in Beverly Hills this weekend, too.

The only cars rallying for Biden are in parking lots. We don't know if there are people in them. We don't know if the people in them are staff members or cardboard cutouts. The press shows no curiosity. It just shoots Biden in tight closeups to avoid showing the empty space around him. Obama too. 

And Biden's mental incapacitation is such that he has not campaigned for about 30 of the last 60 days. The press calls his calling in sick "a lid" rather than admit he is incapable of campaigning.

President Trump campaigned more this weekend than Biden has in a month. And Donald Trump draws 10,000 to 20,000 fans per rally. Obama draws flies. Even with Bon Jovi as the main attraction, only 12 people showed up at Biden's last rally. As I said in Highlights of the News today, "No one showed up, Biden's to blame. He gives crowds a bad name."

The enthusiasm gap is too large for Democrats to overcome.

The polls now are leaning to President Trump. The Trafalgar Group shows him up 2 in Michigan, up 2 in Florida, and up 3 in Arizona. Increasingly, he is in a position where he can win without Pennsylvania.

But I know he will win Pennsylvania because it is a Trumpy state that suffered under Obama and thrived under President Trump.

The Reagan Coalition has returned for one final battle with communism. It is not in Moscow this time. It is in Washington.

35 comments:

  1. Ross Perot was the first time I had ever voted. It seemed like a good idea then and now.

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    1. I was able to vote for Reagan twice, but yes, I did fall for H Ross in 1992, and helped put the Clintons on the map unfortunately. I wonder what would have happened had Perot not run. I think Bush wins term two and Clintons scurry away back to Arkansas. (And about 50 to 100 people would still be alive)

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    2. I was barely too young to vote in 1992. Both my parents voted for Ross Perot. I know my dad later regretted his decision for the same reason as you. But it's hard to play "what if" games with history. Had Perot not run, it's not hard for me to believe we'd have the same problems we have today, just with a few different faces attached to the political leaders of the last 30 years.

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  2. I posted this at American Thinker in response to some that wonder about the chaos that’s going to occur between now and the election. Even continuing after.

    Does anyone think That President Trump will not reach 270 Electoral votes on election night.
    He most definitely will. He’s likely to carry 37 states but actually, probably more.
    Once he hits 270 IT’S OVER!
    They can recount until 2024 but IT’S OVER!

    You’re all kidding yourself if you think The. Best. President. Ever. will not use every law enforcement/military agency and tool at his disposal.

    To paraphrase a weasel from a previous administration...”this is my last election, after this I’ll have more flexibility.”

    Does anyone think all the blue lives that matter aren’t aching to be given the ‘Go’ sign after months of standing down under barrages of frozen water bottles, bricks and slanderous taunts?

    My advice.
    Go vote. In person!

    Enjoy the landslide!
    M🇺🇸A🇺🇸G🇺🇸A

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    1. Exactly right RK. My best hope is that the 270 on election night is incontrovertible. They can squabble and cheat all they want over any "close" states as long as the end result is a done deal on Nov. 3rd.
      There is no Biden/Harris vote. There is only a strong anti-Trump vote of the brainwashed masses from four years of propaganda.

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    2. Amen, Rock. I will be representing at the Masonic Lodge in Hedgesville as a poll worker “alternate” on 11/3. A 15 hour day with a creepy fetish porno mask on is NOT my idea of fun - but if Mr. T (12 years my elder) can do it, then so can I. Based on the early voting line lengths down in Martinsburg, we may not have many customers next Tuesday!

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    3. My fear - Democrats thought Hillary was a shoo-in so they didn't put their full court voter fraud machine in place.
      They know better this time. PA, MN, NV are done! Stolen with probably tractor trailers filled with ballots that won't even require signature validation. There are probably others. That is ONLY way Trump loses. And we've seen this movie before on a smaller 'screen' Once vote is counted, and they 'find' the votes, it's over

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    4. Greg, I too realize that there may be a strong anti-Trump vote. But wouldn't you think they also would be as enthusiastic as Trump voters and be out rallying? Seems strange they are so quiet - to come out strong election day? We'll see but I don't buy it.

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    5. TO - PA for sure is lost. The courts have opened the doors to unfettered cheating. With Don’s 37 or Z’s 50z, we can afford to lose PA. Maybe MN an NV too.

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  3. https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/10/breaking-exclusive-text-messages-show-vp-biden-wife-brother-key-family-members-aware-concerned-colluded-suppress-hunters-actions-around-certain-minor/

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    1. Felony per the law, “meh” per the FBI. DISBAND IT!!!

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  4. Showing up in NH and Maine showed confidence but I'd feel more comfortable if he was campaigning in Minnesota and New Mexico-- not that he has to. The Democrats need to lose an Electoral College landslide AND lose the popular vote to finally be humbled.

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    1. Both he and Pense have held blow out rallies in the Land of mistakes err Lakes.

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    2. Showing up in NH and Maine shows that his internals are showing them very much in play. At this point, no campaign, okay no serious campaign that hasn't called a lid, wastes the precious few remaining days of an election on states showing internals that show it staying blue. I guarantee that the national polls are showing those states in high single digits but Trump's internals are trending positive.

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  5. Maoism was the bastard child of Leninism. Obamunism is the retarded bastard child of Maoism, not a resurrection of Stalinism. Evil by a magnitude of a thousand times.
    Barry's ties to China through Biden should give everyone pause.
    No matter what version of communism you pick, it spells dark times for all who are not at the top. Even the top is dicy, how many leaders of those evil empires got diplomacy by assassination?

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  6. This weekend there was also a massive car rally for Trump on Long Island, in a state that everybody has written off to the Democrats. I hope President Trump orders the feds to investigate the vote counters in every state where the enthusiasm gap does not translate into electoral votes. Hon est elections are a cornerstone of our society.

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  7. As news of Gropin' Joe calling as lid for the rest of the campaign filters, expect the tally of states to grow.

    The last week is a long time in American politics.

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    1. Seven days, seven eternity's. How many people who voted early are regretting their choice?

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    2. No one who voted Republican early are regretting it. The early Biden voters might be suffering buyers remorse but probably not.

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  8. Seem to recall that back around 1970 a lid meant an ounce of pot. Sleepy Joe......

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  9. In Corning, NY, there are a number of Biden/Harris lawn signs. But I can count on one hand the Trump signs, which told me the Trump supporters were keeping quiet. Saturday those quiet Trump supporters came out in a vehicular rally that was almost FOUR MILES LONG, bumper to bumper, blaring horns all the way. I know this because I drove west out of Corning – the rally was headed east – all the way home. No Biden supporters, but there was a hooded BLM person standing on the roadside all by himself. He didn’t even bother to raise his sign.

    Corning is thisclose to the NY/PA border. I learned later that day that participants started in Painted Post (2 miles west of Corning), traveled into downtown Corning and ended in Lawrenceville, PA. I heard from someone who was part of that rally. He said he figured the rally was probably 25 – 30 miles long.

    This was an organic rally planned and carried out by the most enthusiastic Trump supporters ever. I’ve heard from a couple of people who would have participated if they had known. Just watching it was exhilarating. And these rallies are happening all over.

    IT'S THE ENTHUSIASM, STUPID!

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    1. All my Trump signs were stolen in one day.

      The left wing scum can display their stupidity without fear and the rest of us have to cower. And they know it. The democrats are the party of fascism and we should not be afraid to call them what they are: fascist pigs.

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  10. Seem to recall that back around 1970 a lid meant an ounce of pot. Sleepy Joe......

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  11. https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2020/10/mailin_voting_will_not_prevent_a_trump_victory.html

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    1. Great encouraging article... a lot of what Don's been saying for months now. Every demographic, Trump is way up (30% or more) Don't know where Dems are going to find the 'legal' votes to overcome

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  12. Same thing happening here in south Florida. Every weekend (Trump supporters have jobs!) there are street corner rallies bringing out hundreds of Trump supporters here in deep blue Broward county. Saturday I was down in Miami-Dade and saw one pathetic little Biden street corner rally of about 20 people. No enthusiasm, no car honking in support. Unlike the Trump rallies where there are hundreds of cars honking, people cheering and generally having a good time. For every middle finger we get, there are at least a hundred or more cars honking in support. I take solace in the fact that most of the obscene little morons giving us the finger won't even bother to vote. We get Jews for Trump, Veterans for Trump, Democrats for Trump; you name the group and they're all out supporting the President. My prediction is Florida in a landslide, won't even be close. Travel to other parts of the state and Trump enthusiasm is just as pronounced. The NE corner (Jacksonville, Daytona, Cocoa Beach) is Trump strong as is the panhandle and SW Florida. People are recognizing (finally) Biden for what he is; a corrupt, lying swamp creature with no principles. Well, maybe one principle...Joe comes first and America is somewhere way down the list.

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  13. Saturday last we had a quickly organized Trump caravan of over 300 mostly PU Trucks flying Trump and US flags, in our 110,000 population rural Cecil County, MD. Many people were along the road during the 30 plus mile drive around the county. I saw a friendly and very happy group of Americans supporting our President in the middle of this pandemic that is being politicized by the Democrats.

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  14. How to spot a zombie.

    https://twitter.com/KDORR_USA/status/1320534930833756161

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  15. Robert F. Kennedy Jr.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NpMWDCX1yMI&feature=emb_title

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  16. On my town of u see 300, there is a group of liberal “artists”. They haven’t said one positive thing about Corrupt Slow Joe, but continue to trash PDJT. This confirms much about what y’all are posting - not voting for Biden, voting against PDJT.

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  17. I pity the fool that tells that guy in the photo, “If you support Trump, you ain’t black”.

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  18. "the Soviet Union collapsed only to resurrect itself here as the Obama administration."

    All the communists turned to China. And it worked. And still is. China is our new USSR.

    Made in China: the Rope that Hanged America.

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