Bauer: Trump's energy, drawing power dwarfs that of 'Sleepy Joe'

Thursday, June 20, 2019
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Trump at Orlando rally June2019A conservative activist says if it weren't for so many people buying into the lies of the left-wing media, President Donald Trump would be up by double digits in the polls.

On Tuesday night, more than 20,000 supporters were packed into Orlando's Amway Center (pictured) to hear President Trump's re-election announcement. There was no space for the tens of thousands more who had requested tickets.

"The election is still 500 days away, but the energy on display by President Trump, Vice President Pence and the crowd had the feel of an event in the final week before Election Day," says Gary Bauer of American Values.

The next day, the Trump campaign announced that $24.8 million had raised in the last 24 hours. "Remember the excitement in the media when Beto O'Rourke raised $6.1 million on the first day of his campaign – and Joe Biden beat him with a total of $6.3?" Bauer recalls.

The longtime conservative activist compares the reaction of Trump supporters to that of Biden supporters since his campaign announcement on April 25.

"He has done multiple events since then, but I doubt the attendance at all of those events together add up to Trump's massive crowd at the Orlando event," Bauer observes. "It is also hard to imagine Biden developing the kind of committed following that Trump now has.  Nor can I imagine 'Sleepy Joe' finding the energy to duplicate what Trump brings to the table."

But what about those polls?

The week before Trump made his official re-election announcement, a Fox News poll found him trailing five of the Democratic presidential hopefuls in head-to-head matchups – including a ten-point deficit to former Vice President Biden. Bauer contends too many people are getting brainwashed by the lies of the left.

Bauer, Gary (American Values)"Because we're so divided, half the country at least is not listening to conservative talk radio or to Fox News – they're only reading the local newspaper," he stated recently on American Family Radio. "Many of those local newspapers are owned by big cooperate entities like The New York Times. [It's that or the people are] on social media and they're reading all the lies there."

Bauer argues that if it weren't for the influence of a biased mainstream media, the race for the White House would be no contest.

"Quite frankly, Donald Trump ought to be 15 points ahead in the polls given the economy, how he's rebuilt the military, the mistakes he corrected of the last president, [and] the judges he's putting on the courts," he adds. "But I think that we're likely to have another very close election that will totally depend on who shows up to vote."

The chair of the Republican National Committee, Ronna McDaniel, is playing down the importance of polls at this time. She told Fox News earlier this week that it's "way too early" to be looking at polls for an election that's still more than a year away.

"Scott Walker [the former GOP governor of Wisconsin] was leading heading into 2016 .. [he] was the one to beat," she said. "It was Jeb [Bush] and then it was Scott Walker."

And in reference to the five Democrats ahead of Trump in the current polls, McDaniel observed that "people come and go and they fade."

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