Having taken successful action to improve the standing of weak Trump-backed candidates in primaries to their advantage, it makes sense to apply the strategy to Trump himself. The former president’s entry into the ’24 race was a yawn. Big donors are looking for fresh, younger blood leaving Trump light on funds.
The Democrats ride to the rescue. It would be too obvious to run pro-Trump ads, but making him a martyr forces Republicans to rally around him and enraged MAGA voters cough up donations. This ploy is a variation of a theme with the same goal, running against the weakest candidate. How else can you explain Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg’s Trump indictment?
When legal writers on the left explain why this is a terrible case, you know it’s a loser. It comes across as a petty persecution rather than a prosecution. Perfect to further Democrat aims.
Bragg’s Trump indictment resulted in Trump soaring in the polls and millions of dollars filling the coffers. The money has enabled Trump to flood the airways with negative ads on his nearest competitor, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis. In one hour of watching the Wall Street Journal Editorial Report, I saw an anti-Desantis ad three times.
Meanwhile, my Smartnews feed always has several anti-DeSantis articles. It isn’t hard to figure out who Biden, Democrats, and their media allies don’t want to run against. While not directly aiding the Trump campaign, the result is the same.
This unspoken alliance is working the same way as in the past. Akin loved McCaskill’s help, and Trump now loves Bragg’s lifesaver. So long as the case continues, Trump sucks all the air out of the Republican primary. It puts him in a position to win. Then the Democrats get the candidate they have the best chance of beating. The only people getting it in the neck are the Republicans.Continue reading