From Taki’s Magazine:
October 22, 2020
In 2015, Donald J. Trump decided he was going to run for president on popular ideas. This was a stunning, historic breakthrough in American politics. He made his announcement in a speech talking about Mexican rapists, pledging to deport illegal aliens and build a wall. And the rest is history.
I’m thinking he should try it again this Thursday night.
Recall that Trump’s famous escalator speech provided any number of possible campaign themes:
Take their oil!
Protect our veterans!
Bring our jobs home!
Repeal Common Core!
Protect the Second Amendment!
Make China pay!
But that’s not what the crowds chanted. They certainly weren’t chanting “Reform Social Security!” or “Protect Ukraine’s national sovereignty!” No, the slogan that inspired a million T-shirts, chalk etchings, replicas and hashtags was: Build the wall!
Month after month, at every rally, whenever Trump mentioned the wall, the crowds went wild. It was Trump’s one surefire standing ovation, his “Free Bird” at a Lynyrd Skynyrd concert. Even before Trump would take the stage, his supporters would start the chant: “BUILD THE WALL!” …
The media claimed Trump’s popularity was just a cult of personality, but the one thing most voters weren’t wild about was his personality. Unfortunately, Trump may be the only person who actually believes the fake news on this. He seems to think that what drove him to a stunning upset victory in 2016 was that the public just adores the big lunk!
Rough estimate of topics in the typical Trump campaign speech, 2020:
40 minutes: Re-living 2016 election night
20 minutes: His experience with COVID — he’s better than ever!
15 minutes: Insults Biden, Kamala, the media
20 minutes: Brags about his crowd size and how his fans LOVE him (they never loved Reagan like this!)
0 minutes: Biden’s massively unpopular promise to amnesty illegal aliens and halt deportations on his “first day in office.”
Mass immigration is a huge boon for Democrats. It gives them lots of new voters. That’s immigrants’ primary skill: voting. We’ve become the country feared by John C. Calhoun, divided into people who work for a living and people who vote for a living.
Not only do Democrats need the votes, but their blind hatred of Everything Trump, means they are wedded to this ridiculously unpopular policy.
I have an idea! Why not make Biden talk about it?