This what you get when your candidate stinks

This what you get when your candidate stinks

If you think I wasted a precious moment of my life watching any of the DNC’s Virtual Convention live, you don’t know me very well. But from what I watched this morning, I gather their theme is: “Sure our candidate stinks, but Trump is Evil.”

Not entirely surprising. When your candidate stinks it’s impossible to have an affirmative message.

Democrats are relying entirely on “Trump is Evil” to carry them to victory in November because it’s the only fire die-hard Democrats have right now.

And that’s a problem.

Trump Hatred is only going to get the Democrats so far.

At some point, you have to make an affirmative case to get folks fired up about your guy. And really? That should be happening at the convention.

But it isn’t happening because even their reliable voters aren’t exactly fired up about the basement-dwelling oldster the party saddled them with.

This morning I howled when I saw this tweet from Scott Adams.

That about sums it up.

Americans have been force-fed Trump Hatred all day every day for the last four years to the point where, by now, it’s nothing but white noise.

How is loading up your convention with even more of that white noise going to fire up voters for Joe Biden?

It isn’t going to.  Instead, it’s far more likely voters will tune it out.

But what choice do the Democrats have?  When your candidate stinks an affirmative, positive, exciting message just ain’t gonna happen. You can’t get blood from a stone, my friends.

Now, it’s normal for the out-of-power party’s convention to present the incumbent as a failure. But that messaging usually goes hand-in-hand with a whole lot of firing people up about their own nominee.

But “fired up” and “Joe Biden” are two terms you’ll never hear together.

I didn’t support Donald Trump during the 2016 primary. And when he clinched the nomination in May, I was strictly #NeverHillary.  I would vote for Trump but only because I despised Hillary.

It didn’t take me long to realize that voters needed a more motivating reason to go to the polls than #NeverHillary.

Hating the other candidate doesn’t generate the same kind of enthusiasm as being genuinely excited about your own.

So in May of 2016, I started watching all Trump’s rallies and speeches for myself.  And by the time the Republican Convention rolled around, I was 100% on board the Trump Train.  Trump was no longer just a defensive vote against Hillary.  I was flat-out fired up at the prospect of voting for him. More importantly, I was fired up about promoting him here at Patriot Retort.

We’re already at the 2020 Democrat National Convention, and still the Democrats can’t give voters a reason to vote FOR Joe Biden. Even this late in the game, all they can offer is #NeverTrump.

That’s what you get when your candidate stinks.

But it will not generate voter enthusiasm.

And let’s be honest. One of the primary goals of every party convention is to kick up the excitement and get folks fired up for your candidate.  That’s why post-convention, the nominee gets a bump in the polls.

But if the rest of this week’s glorified Zoom conference is like yesterday, that bump ain’t gonna happen for Joe.

Now, don’t expect the news media to honestly assess what goes on this week.

They are going to gush, slobber and quiver with spastic delight over every last minute of this TDS Telethon.

But, see, they kinda have to because their candidate stinks.

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6 thoughts on “This what you get when your candidate stinks

  • August 18, 2020 at 11:52 am
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    The President should have more of those airplane Hangar rallies. Eventually Joe will have to get out of his hiding hole. Most of Trumps enthusiasm is because he excites people plus the riots have worked in his favor. Another thing is that many people are starting to realize that the mortality rate of the virus is not really that bad as it originally was. So it’s now just an aggressive flu. Kameltoe is exactly like Biden only without dementia. She can’t debate for anything. This election is going to be worse than 2016 for the Democrats. Hopefully they’ll reform into an actual sane party

  • August 18, 2020 at 12:14 pm
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    No way could I watch that crap. Besides, I was too busy searching the web for ammo that’s not going for insane prices….. it ain’t there.

  • August 18, 2020 at 5:02 pm
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    Sacyr Abrams is demanding a recount of the VP election.

  • August 18, 2020 at 6:23 pm
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    I’d rather put a hot poker in my eye than watch this clown show. Rush did a great rip on these morons today, especially on the Mooch. Apparently, not one word was said about the rioting, looting, burning, destruction in our liberal cities.

    BTW, Scott Adams’ tweet is absolutely brilliant!

    • August 22, 2020 at 8:48 pm
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      I was talking about Joe Biden the other day with a shooting buddy. It all went well, except I couldn’t remember the word “Alzheimers”.

      That’s what I get for not wearing a face diaper. My mind is going.

      Dr. Chandra taught me to sing a little tune back at the University of Chicago. Would you like me to sing it to you? Daisy, Daisy…

  • August 19, 2020 at 8:01 am
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    The wonderful wife asked if I had watched any of the Dim Show.
    My look of incredulity, told her all she needed to know.
    “Well, I know how you like to keep your enemies close.”
    There is only so much embarrassment one can stand for what somebody is doing to themselves, and remain sane.
    Did you see, Stephen Stills, make a fool of himself?
    I watched a clip of that, threw up a little in my mouth, what was the singer wearing?
    Hate, it’s such a debilitating emotion.
    You suppose, John’s father delivered mail, to that crossroads?
    No purpose, no morals, no self-awareness, no shame, if they had any, they would be conservative.
    BTW, Scott, I’m afraid a “cure”, it comes in a less than sterile package.

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