President Donald Trump’s campaign and the Republican National Committee achieved a big milestone this week, where they contacted their 100 millionth voter via door knocking and phone banking.
The RNC says it has knocked on the doors of 12 million potential voters in battleground states since mid-June, which is around a million per week, while the Biden campaign has knocked on zero doors. Zero.
These out-of-the-box door-to-door strategies could make all the difference in races up and down the ballot in states like New Hampshire, Pennsylvania and Michigan, which were won by razor-thin margins in 2016. Those are the states the Democrats are hoping they can win by cheating via the mail-in voting scheme` they concocted for their election coup attempt.
And, believe it or not, the way they got there, according to the RNC Chief of Staff Richard Walters, they used Barack Obama’s strategy.
“We are not secretive about our strategy when it comes to our field program. We copied Barack Obama,” Walters said.
“People made fun of him in 2012 for being a community organizer, but he organized himself into a second term,” Walters said . “It’s interesting to me that Biden, who was on the winning ticket in 2008 and 2012 and was elected based on this strategy, has decided to forgo that strategy.
“We saw it work for Obama in 2012 and we saw it work for us in 2016. It’s mind-blowing that Biden isn’t doing it.”
The Trump campaign has sent out 2,000 hired staff in 22 highly targeted states and has trained another 2 million volunteers. They are fighting to beat Obama’s 2.2 million record before November 3rd. For Republicans, it’s like nothing you’ve ever seen.
Walters said staffers were required to read the book “Groundbreakers: How Obama’s 2.2 Million Volunteers Transformed Campaigning in America,” which analyzes the former president’s successful field strategy in 2008 and 2012. And why not? You use what you recognize worked.
Volunteers reached their 100 millionth voter this week in North Carolina, a quantity 3 times bigger than the efforts in 2016.
The DNC and the Biden camp, in the meantime, have abandoned knocking on doors, blaming the pandemic, and expressed confidence in their choice to reach voters via phone calls or texts. Yeah, because nothing says the personal touch like a text message from a Democrat staffer.
David Bergstein, the DNC’s director of battleground state communications, referred to as the GOP strategy “repulsive.” So, I guess he Bergstein thinks Barack Obama is repulsive too, because the Trump campaign is using his strategy. What a moron.
“Democrats’ field programs are crushing Republicans in key metrics like vote by mail request and voter registration, and we’re reaching out to voters in a way that’s safe, effective and isn’t going to get folks sick,” Bergstein said. Okay,
“The approach the Republicans have taken in their field strategies regarding the pandemic is the same approach that Trump has taken: they’ve tried to ignore it, they’ve put their head in the sand, and they’ve pretended like the United States is not in the middle of a very serious pandemic,” he continued.
“That is not the kind of leadership or approach that voters are looking for right now. Their field organizing tactics are just as repulsive as the president is.”
Walters pointed out that the Biden campaign had already been missing-in-action long before the virus hit the US back in February. He concluded that the strategy differences between the RNC and the DNC would make up the difference in states like Michigan. Again, the Democrats are counting on the main-in voting coup to win.
“They will tell you that it’s because of the pandemic, but the reality is it’s because the DNC did not have the money to fund and organize an appropriate ground game,” Walters said.
“They say they don’t have anything because of the pandemic and accuse us of being irresponsible, but what did they do between January 2019 and March 2020?” he asked.
“I think that a lot of people underestimate the importance of asking an individual for their vote. Going to them and explaining what your message is and asking them to support your candidate is incredibly important.”
Whereas Biden continues to lead in national polls, which nobody on the right actually believes, the race is tightening in battleground states. In Michigan, the RealClearPolitics polling average has Biden ahead by 4.2 points, but that’s half of the 8.4-point advantage he held over Trump in early June.
In the meantime, the Trump campaign has been hit by reports of dwindling cash reserves in recent weeks. The president answered that by pointing out that they still have a lot of cash available, and that he would use his own personal wealth to boost the cash flow if needed saying he would contribute “whatever it takes” and was considering spending up to as much as $100 million in the remaining six weeks. Biden has billionaires, millionaires and tons of special interest groups donating vast amounts of cash, because they want to use him to destroy the American system and replace it with a utopian heaven on earth, not unlike Venezuela. #EyeRoll
Biden’s campaign and the DNC announced a $365 million fundraising haul in August, while the RNC took in $210 million over the same period. But, remember, Hillary Clinton outspent Trump to $1.4 billion to Trump’s $957.6 million in total spending on the 2016 election, and we all know what happened there.
When pressed on the disparity, Walters said the money wouldn’t make a difference to Biden’s operation this late in the game.
“If the first $300 million on TV didn’t turn them out, another $100 million won’t turn them out,” he said.
“That’s why we believe if you have people directly in the communities knocking on people’s doors and turning them out, when races are won on such a small margin, that’s when it really matters.”
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Author: Rich Welsh