Bauer bashes 'insane' prediction of Trump loss

Thursday, August 18, 2016
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Steve Jordahl (OneNewsNow.com)

Trump stump podium pointingA longtime conservative activist says Donald Trump isn't finished yet despite poll numbers that show him trailing Hillary Clinton.

"Polls are a snapshot in time," cautions Gary Bauer, a former Ronald Reagan staffer who now oversees group American Values.

Yet the latest polls show Hillary Clinton with big leads in several so-called battleground states including Virginia and Colorado. Her campaign has pulled ads from both states, too, suggesting confidence in a sizeable win.

Political observers have also noted Trump's campaign has yet to organize campaign staffers in key battleground states, where Clinton is organized and spending millions on TV advertising while Trump has spent zero, political website The Hill reported this week.

Such political problems have prompted some observers to predict Trump is finished – there's no way he can defeat Clinton on Nov. 8.

"These analysts that we're reading every day are making – I want to be polite about it – insane arguments," Bauer tells OneNewsNow.

He chalks the negativity up to media bias, which is working to discourage Trump donors and campaign volunteers.

Trump veteran supporters"And to discourage average voters from even taking the time to vote,"  the longtime conservative alleges.

The same Hill story quoted Rep. Lou Barletta, who is helping Trump in his home state of Pennyslvania. The polls are reaching likely voters, which would be accurate in a traditional election, he said.

"But this is not a traditional electorate, so you can throw out the conventional wisdom,” the congressman told The Hill. 

Hillary hand outstretched spotlightTrump needs to pivot to a more controlled campaign, Bauer suggests, which the famously trash-talking candidate has done in the last several days, giving steady policy speeches on the economy, defeating radical Islam, and safety and order.

But you'll hardly see anything about that in the press, Bauer says, because "big media" is literally blacking out Trump on these issues.

"It's disgusting. It's outrageous," Bauer says of the bias. "And it is a hint of what the media will do from this day forward to any Republican that gets the presidential nomination."

The latest Trump-Clinton poll numbers from RealClearPolitics can be seen here.

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