Congressman Andy Biggs (R, AZ) suggested one for President Donald Trump a couple days ago, and it’s as simple and elegant as President Ronald Reagan’s regarding winning the Cold War with the Soviet Union: we win, they lose.
He just needs to be Trump, and the campaign guys need to let him be Trump.
True enough. However, the Trump he needs to be—and soon—is the Trump he was in the fall of 2016—toned down rhetoric, including on Twitter, and talking extensively about the future and his policies for making the future occur, rather than solely negative attacks on the opponent.
Clinton…said: “I regret saying ‘half’—that was wrong. But let’s be clear, what’s really ‘deplorable’ is that Donald Trump hired a major advocate for the so-called ‘alt-right’ movement to run his campaign and that David Duke and other white supremacists see him as a champion of their values.”
Senator Tim Kaine (D, VA) is Democratic Party Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s running mate. Clinton said in her speech introducing him that he as a good Progressive candidate, and in a later speech, Kaine agreed with that characterization.
OK. Let’s accept his Progressivism, even though the Leftists don’t entirely agree.
Kaine makes a big deal about his work as a missionary in Honduras. Kudos to him for his contributions to Hondurans.
But we should ask him: what has he done for Americans, say in Appalachia, where his running mate has promised to destroy Applachians’ jobs and make them dependents of government, or in the Ozarks, where jobs are similarly scarce and opportunity similarly limited?
Democratic Vice Presidential Candidate Joe Biden had a stirring speech at last Thursday’s Democratic Party convention, touting his running mate’s strong nerves in dealing with our economy. And it was full of…errors. Fox News‘ Elizabeth MacDonald has a scorecard; here’s just one item, though.
On the Auto Bailout: “Conviction. Resolve. Barack Obama. That’s what saved the automobile industry.”
OK, actually he was talking to his party about how to talk with the British public at the end of WWII, but the advice is valid here, too. Republican Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney’s choice for his Vice Presidential running mate indicates that he’s following the first part of Churchill’s advice. Now the team needs to follow the rest—that seems to be their intent—and we need to support them in that.
This is no time for windy platitudes and glittering advertisements. The Conservative Party had far better go down telling the truth and acting in accordance with the verities of our position than gain a span of shabbily-bought office by easy and fickle froth and chatter.