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Thursday, June 09, 2022

Trump's .943 batting average

Nothing beats success like success. President Donald John Trump's victories in the Republican primaries have convinced me that I was wrong. Endorsing candidates rocked. He is 116-7 for a 94.3% success rate. That translates into a .943 batting average.

In Tuesday's primaries, he went 16-0. A 17th race -- Ryan Zinke's bid for Congress in Montana -- is undecided but he is ahead by 1.5 points.

Sure, many of those hits were singles. Kristi Noem never was at risk in her bid for the Republican nod for another term as governor of South Dakota.

But singles add up. Pete Rose had 3,215 career singles on his way to a 4,256-hit career, the most ever. He carried a .303 career batting average too in an era dominated by pitching. I am not a Rose fan but today's hitters never faced the likes of Marichal, Koufax, Drysdale and the dreaded Bob Gibson. He faced them all in their prime.

And Trump hit grand slams in the Ohio and Pennsylvania Senate primaries. Senators Vance and Oz would be in his breast pocket alongside his shades. 

Trump's willingness to tread where wise men never go -- the party's primaries -- showed leadership because once again he kicked conventional wisdom to the curb.

His endorsements worked on three levels.

1. It kept his name out there. As governor of Florida, Ron DeSantis makes news by breathing. (Most reporters in Tallahassee oppose that.) Trump has to work at it because the press now covers him only begrudgingly.

Relativity matters. Reagan stayed busy after losing the party's nomination in 1976. He won the nomination and presidency four years later.

2. Candidates sought his endorsement. Noem said she was honored and humbled to receive his endorsement -- in a race where she was Secretariat running against Barney Google's horse Spark Plug.

Some of his selections have conservative eyes rolling, but there are these things called chits. Kevin McCarthy owes him. That's a good thing to have.

3. He impressed the party.

The press will concentrate on his 7 losses but Republicans are impressed by those 116 wins. They know a second term for him will be different because he will not have to rely on RINOs. I wonder if in January a Republican majority won't just promote McConnell to chairman of the appropriations committee and find a new Senate leader.

By racking up so many wins, Trump becomes a winner in his party's eyes.

And that is all that matters now. DeSantis is on the rise. He's fresh in all senses of the word.

But Trump is showing he has a few miles left on his tread. He has stumped for Republicans throughout his brief political career. His average is pretty good.

On Independence Day, he will announce whether he will seek another term. I suspect he will. He is making his case. Already in this primary season, he has added 116 reasons to nominate him for a third time.

35 comments:

  1. Trump in 2024, DeSantis in 2028 & 2031. Three uninterrupted terms of a true Conservative in the White House and, if they don't screw it up, Republican control of the Congress as well.
    Enough time to undo the insanity to which this poor country has made to suffer since Barry the Kenyan was put in charge.
    God willing, we can, indeed, Make America Great Again.

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    1. DeSantis in 2028 & 2032. I was so excited at the thought........

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    2. The fight is going to be to stop the steal. The donks will never play fair. We need to start sending them to prison for the corruption.
      Or the gallows. Selling us out to China should qualify as high treason.

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    3. Amen. Is there any clear indication that the Republicans are doing ANHYTHING substantive to make sure this coming midterms are going to be above board?
      Otherwise, it is deja-vu all over again.

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    4. Well Georgia had one recount in a very controversial state and the state of their election integrity. And that recount proved the Dominion machines are not reliable.
      So wouldn't a reasonable response be to do some verification by recount by hand some other races? Well apparently not.

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    5. You are spot on BrianinTn,and I love you Don!

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    6. DeSantis is young and he will be President if he runs, but 2024 is Trump's and his alone for the stolen election of 2020.

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  2. PDJT endorsed my congressman, Trent Kelly. Other than doing good things for veterans and military, he is a do nothing. Won the primary with 90% of the vote. He should be outspoken like Jim Jordan. Maybe it is the chits, but that was a safe endorsement for a do nothing congressman.

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  3. It takes a big man to admit he was wrong. Thank you, Don.

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  4. Btw, I think Rand Paul might make a good VP.

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    1. Never. I like Rand Paul for his independence BUT where was he when the election(s) where stolen? Paul has not put up enough fight against the democrats. Senate maybe. VP never.

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    2. I think Rand Paul should be named Sec of Education or Energy or head of CIA or FBI. He advertises himself as a Libertarian. Let him unleash that Libertarianism on any of the many departments in DC that need to be eradicated and let him shrink it into oblivion.

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    3. I think he’s best right where he is. Asking uncomfortable questions about the status quo.

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    4. Lucy loves tacosJune 10, 2022 at 5:43 PM

      Rand would abolish the CIA or dept. Of Ed if he was in charge!

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  5. If Sarah Palin wins her run for Congress, they should make her speaker. Just the sort of thing to inspire coronaries and strokes.
    VP? Tim Scott comes to mind.
    Or Tom cotton. Maybe winsome spears.
    Rand Paul should audit the fed.
    Ted Cruz attorney general.
    Grenell anywhere that interests him. Maybe fbi. Or CIA.
    Just day dreaming here
    Waterman

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    1. Sounds good!

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    2. Yeah, I agree/predict ... whoever is the Pres nom will pick Tim Scott as VP nom. At this point Scott checks too many boxes to be overlooked anymore.

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    3. Those choices sound good, but if Trump won in 2024, then his VP would have the inside lane for 2028. That would make it Desantis versus Trump's VP in the '28 primary.

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    4. Regrettably, Sears cannot be VP as she can't (not a native born citizen) be president.

      And it's too early yet, but look to NC Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson. I'm hoping he's our next governor, and I'm hoping for more after that.

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    5. I still can't understand how Cooper got re-elected, while we also got Mark Robinson (who I voted for). Not that I'm saying anything fishy went on, but I do think that something fishy went on.

      pinroot

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  6. 3 losses in Georgia's were the result of Democrat crossovers hoping for weak rino competition.

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    1. David Perdue is one of the weakest candidates I’ve ever seen. If the dims crossed over, they would have voted for him as he was certain to lose to Stacey Abrams. Perdue pulled all of his advertising the last two weeks of the campaign - he quit. He was terrible. There was record turnout in both the Democrat and Republication primaries, so the dims didn’t cross over in great numbers. Georgians understand that as poor as Brian Kemp is, he is still preferable to Abrams (or Selena Montgomery, whichever her real name is).

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    2. Corruption. Payback to Rathesburger and Kemp for allowing the 2020 steal

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  7. The problem with Trump, a great President in spite of everything thing the Democrat/ Media Industrial Complex falsely threw at him, is that he galvanizes the opposition. Low life Dems that normally are too lazy to vote will turn out to vote for anyone but Trump.

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    1. Gotta ask yourself why he galvanizes the opposition. Dems are afraid of the changes he will make. Their fear drives them to do crazy things like Russiagate etc. They can't control him so they must destroy him. The galvanizing is a call to arms to keep their gravy train rolling. BTW, they will do the same thing to any Republican. DeSantis will have the same problem and they are already ginning up some sort of operation to neuter him. Just waiting for the best time to start screwing with him in earnest. This is a long war!

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  8. Easy, easy, y’all. One day at a time. I thank the Lord every morning for the new day that He made and then proceed with it. If it’s in His will, everything you guys hope for will happen…

    If not, my CZ and AR-7 stand at the ready.

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  9. Toldja. And those IOUs can be called in even if he decides not to run (which I doubt, assuming the Demos refuse to face facts and admit he won and thus tarnish their brand worse than Herbert Hoover).

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  10. What would a second Trump term look like? My hopes for the survival of a truly Constitutional Republic is to burn down the establishment, bureaucracies, and alphabet departments that are clearly corrupt, and simply targeting political enemies. God willing, he is able to win and accomplish that. If not, we will always live in the tyranny we are now.

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  11. Let's hope his average in South Carolina is ZERO except for Arrington. All the others are RINOs.

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  12. Controse says If he stays true to himself and his country he will announce there is no reason for him to run again in 2024. He has already won the Presidency twice which is all the law allows. Then he will end with a question "America what are you going to do to put me where I legally belong, in the White House, this year?"

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  13. If only the wins translated into something. More fodder for the washington establisment kabuki.

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