Sunday, November 08, 2020

The week in review with Bill Katz the editor of Urgent Agenda

The week in review with Bill Katz the editor of Urgent Agenda 11/08 by Silvio Canto Jr | Politics

Guest: Bill Katz, the editor of Urgent Agenda.......The networks call it for President elect Biden but President Trump is not on board.....Supreme Court and Pennsylvania..........and more to listen:

Celebrating, but the umps have not ruled on the replay

Can you imagine watching your favorite team on TV?  The runner is called safe at home, the local fans go crazy, but the umpires are huddling to watch the replay.  Then they announce that the runner is indeed out, and the home fans go from happiness to sadness.

Maybe it won't work out that way.  Maybe the umps will confirm that the runner was indeed safe.  Shouldn't the official game-scorer wait for the umps before he closes the game book?

I agree with Newt Gingrich:

If you want to see how much the fix is in, votes are still being counted, no recounts have started, challenges are ignored, 5 states are within one per cent but the media pack has declared Biden won.

I am one of those who accepts election results.  However, we have no official results so far.

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The 1972 Nixon model

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This week in 1972, President Nixon was reelected in a huge landslide.  He put together one of the greatest election victories of all time.  He got 61% of the popular vote, beating Senator George McGovern by 18 million votes.  Add 520 electoral votes to the story and you have the textbook definition of a wipeout.
Who predicted that?  I was there and don’t remember anyone predicting that a year before.
Why should President Trump’s team look at that election?  I see some interesting similarities:
1) 1971 polls projected a very tight race: Nixon 43 vs Muskie 39.   As we know now, Senator Edmund Muskie never made it and President Nixon won big.
2) Senator McGovern did not have a issue.  In other words, the anti-war candidate ran against a war that was practically over on election day.   
3) The Democrat convention was a circus and nominee Senator McGovern did not deliver his acceptance speech until after midnight.  I saw it, but most people probably didn’t.  Who watches acceptance speeches at 3 a.m. ET?
So what can we learn?   
First, all the polls are worthless.  President Nixon was vulnerable against Senator Muskie or Senator Hubert Humphrey.  However, he ran against Senator McGovern, a nice man but not much more.  
In other words, let’s wait until the Democrats actually have a candidate.  President Trump may run against Senator Elizabeth Warren, the lady who can’t explain her numbers.  The Dallas Morning News called it right:  Elizabeth Warren’s health care math is a populist dream — and fiscal nightmare.
As in 1972, the Democrats may nominate an unelectable nominee!
Second, results matter.  Nixon put up results, such as ending the war that got him elected. President Trump has results in the form of a growing economy.
Last but not least, the 2020 convention could be a huge circus like the 1972 gathering that showed the country a side of America that President Nixon could run against.
My guess is that President Trump (corrected) won’t get 61% of the vote or 520 electoral votes.  Nevertheless, he will run for re-election with a strong economy.  It will be difficult for Americans to buy a message of “doom” when their eyes are seeing something else.
I’m sure that there a lot of smart people at the Trump 2020 offices.  I hope that they go back and read the 1972 Nixon strategy.
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