Trump’s Democratic targets

Fletch Daniels writes at the American Thinker about Donald Trump’s strategy for winning a second term as president.

President Donald Trump’s campaign strategy came into sharp focus during the State of the Union address, and the Democrats are horrified at the mirror held up to their faces.

The campaign strategy has three components. The president will tout the incredible record of achievement hidden by the media. He will engage in sustained and aggressive outreach to minority voters who have been victimized the most by Democrat policies. Finally, he will force the Democrats to defend the indefensible. It is those last two components that left the Democrats stuck on stupid. …

… One of the best lines in a speech loaded with them was “Socialism destroys nations. But always remember: Freedom unifies the soul.” The president’s team will hammer this theme between now and the election. This issue creates a conundrum for Democrats in 2020. The younger core of the party, largely indoctrinated at Marxist educational factories, is pining for socialism and will tolerate nothing less. But many of the older voters they still need with a better understanding of history are horrified at the prospect. …

… Poorer Americans, many of them minorities, are harmed disproportionately when forced to send their children to failing schools. The Democrats, buried in the pockets of the teachers’ unions, have no room to maneuver on this issue. The fiscal argument also strongly favors school choice since it is costing more by the year to send kids to public schools. … As the president noted, “no parent should be forced to send their child to a failing government school.”

Mitch Kokai / Senior Political Analyst

Mitch Kokai is senior political analyst for the John Locke Foundation. He joined JLF in December 2005 as director of communications. That followed more than four years as chie...

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