"It’s a time for choosing," Ronald Reagan said in 1964.
Indeed, it is. What’s it going to be? Blue or Red? The year 2020 is fascinating for oh so many reasons. The chaos is in our collective faces every day.
But the story being written is stealth, silent, quiet; but very revealing.
Is there a "silent majority"? You bet. Big time. How do we know? What do the polls say?
The polls are a good place to start.
I've followed the Rasmussen Poll (as an example), for over 20 years.
They botched the Obama elections, but scored with the Trump election.
I saw them have Trump at minus 10 three months ago and I saw them put Trump into the plus column recently. And I saw them search for the silent majority; confirming that 17% of Republicans are not truthful, open, or honest with pollsters.
Other indicators? Guns.
There are five million first-time gun buyers in our nation this year.
You can bet every one of those gun buyers and owners will vote for Trump.
They most probably voted for Trump in 2016 but many must have voted for Hillary or sat the election out. Right, Viginians?
The "joke" is that Trump signs dominate the Pennsylvania landscape followed distantly by "Yard Sale" and "Biden" signs, yes — in that order. I went to my first Trump boat parade recently; as a spectator, not a participant. It was fabulous.
It was almost a full hour of wall-to-wall boats adorned with banners, flags, and "Trumpettes."
Florida's Intercoastal Waterway never looked so good.
And let's not forget those motorcycle rallies.
And the Trump rally roadside wavers; lines so long the cameras couldn’t see their end.
And how about professional sporting events?
I’m a sports fan and I’ve yet to watch my first minute of the NBA playoffs. I’m a Heat fan. I used to like them. They used to like me.
But, I’m a patriotic American, white and Jewish.
And they’re Black Lives Matter. I’m a proud part of the 28% of their viewership that’s missing. I don’t watch my Miami Dolphins play football anymore. I’m part of the 18% of their viewership that’s missing, just since last year’s disappointing numbers.
And last, but not least, I’m a regular at "Trump Corner," PGA Boulevard and Military Trail in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida: every Friday from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Three hundred of us are waving various forms of "Honk for Trump" signs, flags, and banners. The horns never stop. Think of it as "The 'Deplorables' Orchestra."
The jealous local Dems tried to imitate us.
They can’t do 30 pretend enthusiasts. Think of "Weekend at Biden’s."
While everybody is trying to quantify the silent majority, this election will be won by the silent minority.
"The day a Republican gets 20% of the Black vote is the day we won’t have to open the polls." That’s me quoting myself. Nov. 3, 2020 is that day.
Trump has ignited a fire in the Black community. Or, more accurately, Democrats, literally, have lit many fires in the Black communities and Trump is their firefighter.
The single greatest opposition to the defund the police movement is the urban Black community. Throw in 1,000 daily black abortions and the National Education Association (NEA) war on school choice and you have the perfect storm.
And, speaking of School Choice, the single most important data point in the 2018 midterms came in the DeSantis-Gillum recount-close gubernatorial race in Florida.
According to CNN exit interviews, DeSantis recevied 18% of the Black female vote against the charismatic Black candidate. "Why," the CNN interviewer asked, "school choice," responded moms.
"What have you got to lose," then-candidate Trump asked in 2016. The answer is coming.
And let’s not forget our Hispanic friends, especially here in Florida.
We just ran the first of seven weekly centerfolds in La Guia News magazine.
The ads are in Spanish. The funding came from volunteers, like me. The target: The South Florida Hispanic community. The Hispanic vote for President Trump will surprise all the pretend pundits. Miami-Dade County will go for Biden by less than half the plurality that Hillary received.
Because Latins know the Castro/Ortega/Chavez/Maduro regimes when they see them.
And that's not restricted to just the elders. The entire Hispanic community is rising up to keep socialism and communism offshore.
Why? They've lived it. They’re not going to live it again. No mas.
I’ll save the rest for Part II, right before the election. It will include ballot harvesting, the U.S. Supreme Court, the debates, the president’s taxes, the coronavirus Corona virus, and the latest polls.
Sid Dinerstein is a former chairman of the Palm Beach County Republican Party. He founded JBS Associates, a 600-person financial service company, and currently combines politics and business with Niger Innis in Inclusive Elections LLC, a firm that brings urban electorate voters to the GOP. He is the author of "Adults Only: For Those Who Love Their Country More Than Their Party." Read Sid Dinerstein's Reports — More Here.
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