Bauer: Trump will benefit from Dems' sameness

Wednesday, June 26, 2019
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various Democratic candidatesA conservative and presidential election analyst believes the Democratic debates that begin tonight will highlight the fundamental differences between President Donald Trump and his Democratic challengers – all 25 of them.

Tonight the group's top-tier candidate, Senator Elizabeth Warren, takes on Senator Cory Booker, Beto O'Rourke, Senator Amy Klobuchar, and lower-polling participants on stage in Miami. On Thursday night, front-runner Joe Biden and his nearest challenger – Senator Bernie Sanders – will take the stage along with Senator Kamala Harris, Indiana mayor Pete Buttigieg, and more lesser-known candidates on the second-night debate card. Twenty of the 25 announced candidates qualified for the debate.

Practically all polls over the last two months show Biden, the former vice president, with a double-digit lead over his nearest Democratic hopeful. In recent head-to-head polls pitting Trump against various Democratic candidates – whether it be Biden, Sanders, Warren, Harris, or Buttigieg – the incumbent president comes up short.

Bauer, Gary (American Values)Gary Bauer of the Campaign for Working Families says voters should forget those polls that show several of the top-tier Democrats ahead of Trump. "I've gone back and looked at the polls in the last presidential election cycle," he tells OneNewsNow, "and not a one of them had Donald Trump winning the Republican nomination or winning the general election. And all of those polls ended up being wrong."

Some of the Democratic candidates agree on how to tackle issues such as health care, border security, college tuition, the environment, and student loan debt. But Bauer says one thing will become very clear when the debates take place the next two nights: Trump, he says, has "fundamental differences" with virtually every one of the Democratic candidates.

"And the differences are on things where I believe the American people will be on the president's side," he continues. "He wants a strong military; [but] virtually all of those candidates have been against building up the American military. The president cut taxes and wants to keep that tax cut in place; [but] every one of those Democratic candidates wants the tax cuts repealed."

And Bauer points out that Trump is unambiguously pro-life, while all the Democratic candidates support abortion on demand for all nine months of a pregnancy.

This first two-night debate lineup will air at 9:00 p.m. (Eastern) on NBC, MSNBC, and Telemundo. The candidates will square off again in another two-night debate schedule at the end of July.


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