The Democrat Party is a far-left party. Many in the Republican Party seem to believe that this makes certain Democrat Party candidates unelectable, especially in a “red” state such as Texas. The Republican Party leadership is sorely mistaken. They don’t seem to understand that 2018 is not 1984. In 1984, running on socialism, open borders, eliminating boarder security, eliminating the Second Amendment, and other anti-American policies would have been disqualifying. However, in 2018, having such anti-American policies will get one elected.
The Democrat Party leadership dismissed the Donald Trump revolution and paid a huge price in the 2016 Presidential election. The Republican Party may be making the same mistake by dismissing the Bernie Sanders revolution. The Democrat socialist voters are highly motivated, energized, and determined. They are tremendously savvy on social media, and are extremely effective at targeting millennials, minorities, and other groups. They are often well financed by the likes of George Soros and Tom Steyer.
In Texas, Senator Cruz is fighting for his political life against the far-left Democrat candidate Beto O’Rourke. It seems that the GOP establishment (and perhaps Ted Cruz) did not take the challenge of O’Rourke seriously enough during the initial stages of this campaign. Perhaps they felt that a Ted Cruz win in Texas was certain. Well, it appears that the Republican establishment was wrong, as the Democrats were wrong about candidate Donald Trump.
O’Rourke is running a highly aggressive and energetic campaign. He is raising huge amounts of money, which he is using to hit Cruz with blistering attack ads. The Cruz campaign (at least so far) seems to be having financial issues. Therefore, Cruz can’t counter O’Rourke with enough attack ads of his own. It does not seem that the Cruz campaign was prepared for such a challenge from a far-left candidate.
This should be a lesson for all Republican candidates this fall and in the future. The Republicans must fight for every vote intensely. Their opponents are out for blood. They want to destroy the Republican Party and impeach President Trump. They want war. The Democrats have become the party of Saul Alinsky. Therefore, the Republicans must become the party of Sun Tzu. Underestimating your opponent and running passive campaigns is a huge mistake. Being passive never works. It doesn’t work in business, sports, in wars, and it will certainly not work in U.S politics in 2018 and beyond.
The good news for Ted Cruz is that he still has time to turn his campaign around. Ted Cruz is the best Senator that the GOP has. Conservatives in Texas, the GOP, and President Trump should support Cruz wholeheartedly. President Trump knows that keeping such a strong conservative voice in the senate is vital to enacting his agenda. As a result, President Trump on Friday committed to campaigning for Cruz in October, at the “biggest stadium in Texas we can find.” That’s a great start. However, it would be a good idea for Trump to start campaigning for Cruz in September, given what is at stake. It would also be a good idea for Trump to ensure that Ronna McDaniel (RNC Chair) provides the much needed support that Senator Cruz requires immediately.
“Will Beto O’Rourke Beat Ted Cruz? Latest Polls, Fundraising Suggest Democrat Can Pull Off Texas Upset,” by
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With less than three months until the midterm elections, new poll data has Democratic Texas Senate hopeful Beto O’Rourke in a statistical tie with incumbent Ted Cruz.
An Emerson College e-poll conducted from August 22-25 had Cruz with 38 percent of the vote and O’Rourke with 37 percent. About 21 percent of voters were still undecided, but the poll found that Cruz’s popularity is waning with independents—57 percent of them rated him as unfavorable.
An NBC/Marist poll last week placed O’Rourke within 4 points of Cruz.
A new report from the right-leaning Washington Examiner also found that Cruz, who preaches anti-establishment, Tea Party rhetoric, is worried about funding his campaign and has been reaching out to traditional Republican sources of support to ask for cash.
O’Rourke has raised more than $23 million, mostly from small donations and without corporate help. Cruz has raised about the same but lags in cash-on-hand.
Big-time Republican donors, however, have been staying out of the race. “It’s just not on my radar screen,” John Nau, a major donor in Houston, told the Washington Examiner. “I don’t have an opinion on the U.S. Senate race one way or the other… Ted’s going to win.”…
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