OPINION: We are always hearing about how close the polls are.
But it’s possible that the polls aren’t reflecting reality, like we saw in 2016. Hillary Clinton was a lot of things–but one thing she most definitely was is a better “candidate” than Joe Biden.
One things the polls don’t measure? Enthusiasm.
It’s the one true measure of a political movement and the single most important ingredient – and if you don’t have it, you can’t win. Trump’s got it, by the boatload. Biden doesn’t.
Objective reporting for the educated American.
Don’t believe me? Take a look at this tweet from Trump campaign manager Brad Parsscale, where he announces that 300 thousand people have signed up for Trump’s Tulsa rally.
Correction now 300,000! Going to be epic! https://t.co/36wBjA7duT
— Brad Parscale (@parscale) June 12, 2020
Brad’s right, it’s the hottest ticket in town…and that rally will be LIT up!
But let me tell you what’s the coldest ticket in town…anything involving Sleepy Joe Biden – including his Snooze-Ville Philly roundtable event. Want to know how many people flooded the internet to watch that snore-fest? 170 people.
Yes, I said 170, and the screenshot below is an hour into the discussion.
The roundtable was held on Thursday. You may recall, Biden didn’t realize he had a medical mask dangling from his ear the entire time. He also said that George Floyd’s death had more “impact” on the world than Dr. Martin Luther King’s assassination.
So, yes, 170 lonely souls watched that event.
And how much do you want to bet that 150 of those people watching were journalists and the rest were conservatives waiting for him to screw up?
Just 170 people are watching Joe Biden's roundtable in Philadelphia. pic.twitter.com/ILNqWc4mEe
— Francis Brennan (Text TRUMP to 88022) (@FrancisBrennan) June 11, 2020
Now, this is not to suggest that conservatives should all sit back and relax–no, not at all. But what this does tell you is that Trump has the excitement and enthusiasm on his side just like he did in 2016.
There are a lot of things you can “fake” in politics. Enthusiasm is not one of them. You’ll always get found out.
This opinion piece was written by Missy Crane on June 12, 2020. It originally appeared in WayneDupree.com and is used by permission.
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