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Winning big after Pres. Trump’s 6-state blitz on key GOP Campaign issues

Written By | Oct 31, 2018
Trump campaign blitz, GOP campaign Issues, Michael Busler, 2018 Mid-Terms

WASHINGTON: President Trump, who constantly reminds us of his zest for winning, is about to embark on a five-day, eight state campaign blitz.  His campaign will spend millions on advertising.  The Trump Campaign Blitz will begin today and keep going until election day. The result of the Trump campaign blitz will be big wins for the Republicans on election day.  The GOP will maintain a majority in the House of Representatives and increase their majority in the Senate to 56 or 57, but perhaps as high as 60.

After nearly two decades of slow economic growth, it’s clearly the economy.

There are a number of reasons why the Democrats will again perform poorly in Congressional elections. However, the number one reason is simple. During the 1992 presidential election, Candidate Bill Clinton asked advisor James Carville about the most important campaign issue. Carville answered, “It’s the economy.”

Clinton focused his campaign message accordingly and won the election.

Republican voter optimism is warranted

Voters today are feeling much better financially.  The economy is strong, their take-home pay has increased and they generally feel optimistic about the future. Trump and the GOP candidates will emphasize a simple question, “Are you better or worse off today than you were two years ago?”  If you are better off then keep the momentum going and vote for the Republican.

There will be a few other themes to  the Trump Campaign Blitz final message.

He will talk about the tax cut that has been very successful in stimulating economic growth in the short term and will be even more successful in the future.  The tax cuts have already led to an increase in business investment, which leads to longer-term growth.

Trump will emphasize that Democratic control of Congress will stop any future growth-stimulating tax cuts and may even result in rolling some back.  Trump will tout how the tax cut and the elimination of growth-stifling regulations have already brought prosperity back to the US.

Historic high employment across the board

What is most important to most people is a good job.  Since unemployment is at historical lows in virtually every category, workers are now finding opportunity.  Under-employed college graduates working non-degree necessary jobs are now finding positions that match their skills. And their anticipated income level.

Most Americans do feel much better off today than they did two years ago. Trump’s message will resonate. He will also remind Americans that Democrats vote nearly 100% by the party line.

Meaning that any Democrat elected will never support President Trump’s positive agenda.
GOP Campaign Issues: The migrant caravan signals a need for immigration reform

During Trump’s campaign blitz, a caravan of thousands of refugees and perhaps hundreds of undesirables will be marching toward the US from Central America. The Democrats want open borders and sanctuary cities, while the majority of Americans do not.  This issue will produce positive results for Republicans.

The caravan intends to simply walk into the county, get apprehended and then released. Once here they will require housing, food and medical care. Trump has taken a strong position and says that the caravan of people will not enter the US.

Polls consistently show that the majority of Americans oppose open borders and sanctuary cities.  There are however a few states that take a different view.  As a result, the caravan wants to end up in California when Governor Brown will use taxpayer money to support them.

Trump will hammer on this issue.

GOP Campaign Issues: Healthcare a No. 1 issue to voters

President Trump will also talk about health care. Democrats continue to support Obamacare and now that the penalty tax has been rescinded, American’s are less against it.  But Trump will remind voters of the broken promises of Obamacare, the ever increasing cost and the complete inefficiency of the government-run option.

GOP Campaign Issues: Socialism is a recipe for failure.

Government run healthcare would be a disaster, is the theme that Trump will push.  Besides, he will note, with a strong majority in both the House and the Senate, he will be able to permanently fix the health care system.

He will also remind Americans about how much safer the country is today than it was two years ago.  He will also talk about how he has been draining the swamp in Washington.  Voting Democratic is voting to bring the swamp back.

By election day undecided voters will vote heavily Republican.  Even though there will be a strong turnout from both the Democrats and the Republicans, the undecided will swing to the GOP.

The result of a GOP win on Tuesday

President Trump will have a Congress that will be more willing to work with him.  He will accomplish even more in the next two years than he has in the last two.  Trump said he would make America great again.  After these elections, he should be able to continue.

Michael Busler

Michael Busler, Ph.D. is a public policy analyst and a Professor of Finance at Stockton University where he teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in Finance and Economics. He has written Op-ed columns in major newspapers for more than 35 years.