Can New Voters Save GOP Senators?

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There’s good reason that even conservatives who harbor grave doubts about Donald Trump’s candidacy – as I do – should hope that he runs the most vigorous possible campaign.

The ferocious energy of Mr. Trump’s campaign will no doubt bring many angry Americans to the polls, some of them for the first time. Though their loyalty primarily focuses on Trump himself, not the party, those voters who actually show up at the polls will be much more likely to back embattled GOP candidates like Portman in Ohio, Ayotte in New Hampshire, Johnson in Wisconsin and Toomey in Pennsylvania, rather than handing their votes to the Trump-hating, Democratic opponents of these conservative stalwarts.

Even if Trump himself falls short of victory, if he runs a strong, energetic race he could bring out new voters the party desperately needs to help defend the GOP’s tenuous Senate majority.

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  1. Rich  •  Aug 15, 2016 at 11:12 am

    I agree that Trump will get new voters to the polls.

    The imperatives for his campaign are to communicate to those new (and historically non-voters) that 1) one side of the race favors non-citizens that have no claim to the rights and benefits of actual citizens, 2) one side favors fringe elements, the demands of which slowly erode the fabric and values of society, and 3) one side does very little to destroy our nation's enemies outright and often enters into agreements with other nations that place our country at a disadvantage.

    But for Michael to claim that any other Republican candidate would have truly attempted to address these problems at all, let alone better than Trump, is to expose his desires to maintain conditions as they are – more rights and benefits to non-citizens, more erosion of values, a nation disadvantaged in trade and disrespected abroad.

    No thanks

  2. Dave Jansen  •  Aug 26, 2016 at 4:58 pm

    As a college-educated white male Hillary Clinton is the obvious choice any other conclusion is ridiculous

    • Pam Marshall  •  Aug 26, 2016 at 5:53 pm

      As much as I dislike Trump, as a college educated white female, Hillary is not the obvious choice and any other conclusion is ridiculous. If she were any other person, she would be criminally prosecuted, and her "charity" would be vilified.

    • Aaron  •  Aug 26, 2016 at 7:18 pm

      This seems like trolling to me…

    • Joe  •  Aug 28, 2016 at 2:53 am

      Dear Dave Jensen, frankly, that's crazy talk.

    • John  •  Aug 28, 2016 at 8:25 pm

      You are living proof that many colleges do not teach you to think because you just get indoctrinated into emotional, progressive, supposedly compassionate, narrow minded, uncritical wimp thinking. Most attack ad hominem and get upset without answering conservatives.

  3. Aaron  •  Aug 26, 2016 at 7:10 pm

    Glad to see you applying logic again Michael. You had me worried their for a while.

    • Aaron  •  Aug 26, 2016 at 7:11 pm

      Argh!! Wrong there/they're/their! Don't judge me… 🙂

  4. Betty Rinker  •  Aug 26, 2016 at 11:54 pm

    Hillary Clinton has already promised to carry on the failed policies of the Obama administration. This alone should make ANYONE, especially "college educated" voters think twice about supporting this disaster. The definition of insanity " continuing to do the same thing over and over, and expect different results.
    P.S. I urge everyone to watch (perhaps re-runs) the ABC 20/20 show about a 25 yr. old woman held hostage by ISIS from 2013 until her murder by ISIS in 2015, and our governments response to her parents.

  5. Henry  •  Aug 28, 2016 at 6:12 pm

    What Medved did on Friday was inexcusable! He spent nearly the entire show condemning Trump for calling Hillary a bigot! Hillary and the left have been labeling Trump everything from a racist to a fascist for months, but how dare the shoe be put on the other foot? Trump, an entertainment personality, is certainly neither a racist nor a fascist. But Hillary’s history of condescending to the black community only for votes in the face of literally decades of Democratics controlling every major city in the US without any advances for the black predicament is far fairer game for eyebrow raising labels than the mere articulation missteps of a first time campaigner. Michael, for God’s sake, start thinking about how you are defending the left’s propaganda-hatred-anger war machine without allowance for retaliation! Hillary's some 40-minute personal attack on Trump the other day is what you should have been condemning, not Trump’s arguably appropriate retaliation.

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