Saturday, May 04, 2024

If You Lose the Ground Game, You Lose


Came across some news from The Dispatch while I was traveling last week (or the week before ... who remembers?) that may be the best news for Democratic prospects this year: The ground game plan of former Republican National Committee Chair Ronna McDaniel was totally scrapped when the new Trump-obeisant team of Michael Whatley and Lara Trump took over the reins of the party, and now ... "few if any regional and local campaign headquarters; little to no deployed field staff; and little to no traditional voter turnout activities, such as door-knocking, phone banking, or volunteer organizing."

Why? Because all Donald Trump -- that genius political theorizer -- thinks about is "election integrity" and the fairy tale that somewhere, someone is stealing the election from him.

Trump repeatedly told McDaniel in conversations before he pushed her out of the chairmanship that he did not need the RNC to focus on “get-out-the-vote” activities. Rather, knowledgeable Republican sources told us, the former president informed McDaniel he wanted the committee to prioritize “election integrity” efforts .... "I’m not worried about turning out the vote, I just want to catch the cheaters."

Proving once again that you can't out-think a man who ain't thinking.

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