Even during what many Democrats imply to be the most urgent, important Primaries of the party’s history, President Trump was able to steal headlines. The President, speaking at a packed rally Manchester, New Hampshire, said that in nine months, “we are going to retake the House of Representatives, we are going to hold the Senate, and we are going to keep the White House.”
And although he’s sans any reasonable competition in his Republican Primary, the passion for his rallies seemed to be reflected at the polls in New Hampshire. Trump literally doubled Obama’s 2012 vote total in the state. Trump voters swarmed the polls yielding 120,000 votes. When compared to Obama’s 2012 performance of 49,080 total votes, it signals that the Trump base isn’t hyperfocused on re-electing him.
Trump’s rally at Southern New Hampshire University was on par with all of his other rallies, maxing the venue’s capacity (in this case, 11,000 persons). The large, swooning and gleeful hordes of people, draped in red, display incumbent confidence we’ve maybe never experienced in our history. And this makes the Democratic Primary, consequently, even more imperative. If the Dems fail to choose a candidate that can compete with Trump, they are once again reduced to Trump removal agendas that tend to not resonate with moderates (even in their party).
Fox vs. CNN on Primary Coverage
Needless to say, the media covered the Primaries vastly different in concern with Trump’s massive turn out. CNN nearly hid the news while Fox News ran it as the lead.
The Next Ousting of Bernie
With the Democratic Primary still in shambles from Iowa, many pundits believe the media will now begin hammering Bernie Sanders.
And they’re right.
The thrashing of America’s most popular socialist is sure to be led by ousted Presidential nominee, Hillary Clinton, who is claiming in a new four-part Hulu documentary that “nobody likes Bernie.”
“He was in Congress for years [and] had one senator support him,” Clinton said, going on to call Sanders “a career politician” and to dismiss his claim to represent the everyday American worker as “just baloney”.
“I feel so bad that people got sucked into it,” Clinton said.
“It’s his leadership team,” she said. “It’s his prominent supporters. It’s his online Bernie bros and their relentless attacks on lots of his competitors, particularly the women.”
Even in the face of a particularly harsh Mike Bloomberg audio release that has him discussing “stop and frisk,” many Dems still seem to believe he’s a better match against Trump.
But Democrats can ill-afford to blunder this election year’s Primaries, although, the odds of such aren’t looking good so far.
Author: Jim Satney
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