The pollsters and talking heads out there in liberal land seem convinced the Democrats have momentum and are poised for big wins in 2018. They could very well have a strong performance in the midterms. Parties who aren’t in power typically do well in elections following a president’s first year.
However, Democrats are leaving out a pretty important problem they face.
RNC Chair Ronna McDaniel came out this week and referred to this problem using a word that should make every Democrat nervous.
She used the word ‘unprecedented’.
Here’s what she means…
Wednesday on Fox News Channel’s “Fox & Friends,” Republican National Committee chairwoman Ronna McDaniel described fundraising efforts for the RNC as “unprecedented” as her organization gears up for the 2018 midterms.
McDaniel said, “We know historically the party that holds the White House loses seats in the midterms and that’s why the RNC has been on the ground from the beginning of this year. We’re already in 21 states working our field program. We’ve raised unprecedented amounts of money that we’re putting into these states early, building out our program so that we can win in these midterms.”
That’s a huge deal.
Especially when you compare it to how Democrats are doing.
From The Hill:
The Republican National Committee announced Wednesday it raised $8.2 million in November, outraising the Democratic National Committee by $2.5 million.
The RNC’s November haul brings its 2017 fundraising total to $121.4 million. It is also the most the national campaign committee has ever raised in the November of a non-election year, according to the RNC.
The DNC, meanwhile, raised $5.7 million in November and has raised roughly $62 million so far in 2017, according to filings with the Federal Election Commission.
Democrats are also in debt.
From Washington Examiner:
The DNC has $5 million cash-on-hand and $3.2 million in debt.
Why wouldn’t more Americans be sending their money to the Democrats? How does Trump somehow have significantly more money on hand than the party that Russia ‘stole the election’ from?
This is more impressive than polls. We keep hearing about how the polls are promising that Democrats will have a huge win in 2018. The polls said Hillary would win as well. Are we really supposed to get worked up over polls this far out? Or, should we look at the money that Americans are sending to the two major parties?
That latter seems more reasonable.
The fact of the matter is that the Democrat Party is split and they don’t have a direction that they all agree on. They have the fringe Maxine Waters crowd who can’t stop talking about collusion and impeachment. Both are ridiculous. Then, you have the establishment wing with Pelosi and Schumer. They’ve shown over the last 8 years that they aren’t ready for primetime. You’ve also got the Liz Warren and Bernie Sanders liberals who are trying to get young people on board. All 3 of those groups will have trouble winning outside of New York and California.
The Democrats still haven’t figured out how to shift away from the coastal elitism and start focusing on Middle America and the needs of all Americans.
If they can’t start doing that. The money won’t start coming in.
[Note: This post was written by Andrew Mark Miller]