Politics

Final Presidential Campaign Ad Buys Go In

It's now or never.

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You political junkies out there have been waiting for this, pawing at the ground, drooling with undisclosed avarice for three years.  Now it’s here, the campaign’s final stretch. Get ready to ruuuumble!

Yes, it’s going to the courts and yes, Biden will claim victory no matter what the results. But a credible apparent win on election night will give the president an advantage going into the courts. If it was a very convincing win, unlikely but possible, the thing could be settled by November 4th. Personally, I can’t think of anything much more spiritually satisfying than a big Trump win. Okay, maybe the entire Mexican Air Force crash landing on a flaming supertanker. But aside from that…

FNC: “President Trump’s re-election campaign and the Republican National Committee (RNC) are carpeting the airwaves the final two weeks leading up to Election Day on Nov. 3 with a massive $55 million ad blitz that will run in the key battleground states that will decide the winner of the White House race. In a conference call Monday with news organizations including Fox News, the president’s re-election team unveiled their closing ad launch. Campaign manager Bill Stepien touted that ‘these are heavy buys’ and noted that ‘this is approximately a 40% increase over or initial plans.’ The ads will run in the crucial battlegrounds of Arizona, Iowa, Michigan, North Carolina, Florida, Pennsylvania, Georgia, Nevada , Wisconsin, Iowa and Ohio. Ads will also run in Maine’s 2nd Congressional District. Maine and Nebraska are the only two states to divide their electoral votes by congressional district. Trump won Maine’s mostly rural 2nd CD in 2016, and the latest public opinion polls indicate it’s neck and neck between the president and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden in the district.”

 

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Not happy to see Ohio and Georgia on that list as battleground states, but we still should be fine there. In fact, over the last weekend and into this week there has been a slight change in campaign momentum. Nothing much yet, but a shift towards the president. That’s why honest Democrats will admit to a 2016 deja vu.

In a normal year a president with Trump’s successful record would cruise to reelection as all presidents have done since 1996. Covid-19 changed all that. Even then, the riots should have produced a law and order landslide. But with the press covering up for Antifa and Black Lives Matter that law and order vote is nowhere apparent as it should be.

At the end of the nineteenth century, on being asked to name the single greatest fact in modern political history, the German statesman Otto von Bismarck answered: “The inherent and permanent fact that North America speaks English.” He meant that because of such, the U.S. and the U.K. would likely always be allied from then on. Our fact is that the press and the Democrats both speak fluent leftism. Thus things that should politically happen in a less biased national debate, don’t.

David Kamioner
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David Kamioner is a veteran of U.S. Army Intelligence and an honors graduate of the University of Maryland's European Division. He also served with the Pershing Nuclear Brigade and the First Infantry Division. Subsequent to that he worked for two decades as a political consultant, was part of the American Red Cross Hurricane Katrina disaster relief effort in Louisiana, ran a homeless shelter for veterans in Philadelphia, and taught as a college instructor. He serves as a Contributing Editor for LifeZette.

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