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I want to make a couple observations about the Democrats’ campaign strategies and then hear from you about what you’ve noticed.
First, in still photos and videos of Kamala Harris and Joe Biden, they’re almost always wearing masks, whether they’re indoors or out, alone in front of a microphone or physically distanced from others. I think the optics of this are terrible; it makes them look weak and afraid. Definitely not leadership material for the most important position in the free world.
Now, maybe they’ve painted themselves into this corner with their mask mandates and Nancy Lugosi getting caught out in daylight, but it seems poorly thought out as a campaign strategy. What do you think? Will it work?
Also, I stumbled onto a campaign ad for John Hickenlooper, former governor of Colorado and Democrat presidential primary candidate who is running to unseat Senator Cory Gardener. Over the orange haze of wildfire smoke, it says, “John Hickenlooper will fight climate change.” To which my first thought was, “And he will lose.” With wildfires roaring through the western states causing loss of property (my cousin in Oregon probably lost his home) and loss of life, will people really vote for someone who promises to lower the average global temperature by 2 degrees C in a century? When we’re not running for our lives, we’re choking on smoke out here and Democrats are pushing windmills and carbon offsets? I dunno, it doesn’t sound like a winning strategy to me.
Worse than that, though, is how typically cynical and exploitative of tragedy the “climate change = wildfires” narrative is. I think it’s possible westerners will actually be turned away from Hickenlooper and his Democrat colleagues by this despicable politicization of devastating wildfires.
What do you think? Is anything Democrats are doing working to get them elected? Is there anything we can do to help them fail?Published in