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Sun Jun 16, 2019, 09:38 AM

Trump campaign makes a radical break from 2016

https://www.politico.com/story/2019/06/16/donald-trump-reelection-machine-2020-1365846

President Donald Trump is sitting on a war chest topping $40 million, boots on the ground spread across nine regions crucial to his 2020 map and a sprawling network of volunteers who’ve been rigorously trained for the months ahead.

When he takes the stage Tuesday in Orlando to announce his bid for re-election, Trump will be joined by 20,000 guests whose personal information — names, zip codes, phone numbers — was meticulously recorded when they requested tickets to the rally. First-time attendees will receive relentless emails and texts in the coming weeks, reminding them that they can help “keep America great” by contributing $5, $10 or $15. Some maxed-out donors who gave generously to his 2016 campaign will trek to Florida to witness what they delivered, and decide whether to give big again.

It’s a straightforward strategy to get the president four more years in the White House: be the political juggernaut Trump lacked in 2016.

While 23 Democratic presidential candidates scramble for attention, Trump’s 2020 campaign is quietly flipping the script from its ham-fisted approach the first time he sought elected office. His team has spent two and half years building a robust, modern and professional operation to optimize as many variables as possible, and amassing an unprecedented pile of cash to keep it all afloat.

It’s worked so far. The Trump campaign and Republican National Committee had a combined $82 million in the bank as of April — the result of a joint fundraising operation — and staffers have yet to devolve into the bitter infighting that strained the president’s first campaign and stained his earliest days in the White House.

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I consider this to be a clarion call to arms. It's going to be a battle for the soul of the United States of America. And a classic battle of Good versus Evil.

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ancianita Jun 2019 #1
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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Sun Jun 16, 2019, 09:59 AM

1. Dictatorship versus Democracy

Dictatorship wins on the money

Democracy wins on the merits

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Sun Jun 16, 2019, 10:00 AM

2. Snort ...

Like his Presidency, "His team has spent two and half years building a robust, modern and professional operation to optimize as many variables as possible ..."

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Response to GeorgeGist (Reply #2)

Sun Jun 16, 2019, 10:07 AM

3. Unfortunately, he has a much larger "legion" of professional politicos now than in 2016...

Granted, they're the worst of the worst repugs (any decent ones left before 2016 hi-tailed it out of town once it looked like he was going to be the nominee).

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