We’re now in the home stretch, with the election now coming on Tuesday.
The early voting numbers seem to be largely adding up favorably for Republicans. But it’s going to come down to a few critical states, including what may be the key state of Pennsylvania. Florida looks like it might be going Trump if the word of the Hispanic Republicans coming out in early voting in force in the state is correct. If the president gets Florida and Pennsylvania, his way to 270 is close to likely assured, assuming the other states break as expected.
So Pennsylvania’s importance looms large.
Thousands came out in amazing force for Trump last night in Butler, PA, showing he has massive support willing to show up there.
Now, Trump has also gotten a major endorsement in PA, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, no less, who hasn’t endorsed a Republican since 1972. They even endorsed Barack Obama in 2008.
The paper knowing it’s likely to catch fire for it from the left, but they did it anyway and makes a great case for Trump, laying out the simple facts of how Trump has been critical for the economy of Pennsylvania and the nation.
They make it plain: Trump has delivered for Americans.
Under Donald Trump the economy, pre-COVID, boomed, like no time since the 1950s. Look at your 401(k) over the past three years.
Unemployment for Black Americans is lower than it has ever been, under any president of either party.
Under Mr. Trump, our trade relationships have vastly improved and our trade deals have been rewritten. Thanks to him, middle America is on the map again and the Appalachian and hourly worker has some hope.
We’ve had politicians promise us things forever. But Trump actually means what he says and actually believes he has an obligation to deliver it.
No one ever asked the American people, or the people in “flyover,” country, if they wanted to send their jobs abroad — until Mr. Trump. He has moved the debate, in both parties, from free trade, totally unfettered, to managed, or fair, trade. He has put America first, just as he said he would.
Meanwhile Democrats think “putting America first” is somehow racist or something one should attack, rather than realizing that is in fact the job of the president, a fatal misunderstanding of the role of the president in regard to America and the rest of the world. And many of the elites treat the “flyover country” as something to mock, with Biden calling Pennsylvanians both “ugly” and “chumps.” Not a good move if you want their support.
The Gazette points out how Trump has appointed an originalists to the Supreme Court of the United States, as indeed he promised and that Amy Coney Barrett, is “the best of all — a jurist whose mind and character and scholarship ARE first class,” saying that they hope she stands against “both judicial and executive excess.”
Finally, and perhaps, most importantly for the state, the Post-Gazette points out how Trump has made America energy independent and what a bad choice Biden/Harris would be.
But the Biden-Harris ticket offers us higher taxes and a nanny state that will bow to the bullies and the woke who would tear down history rather than learning from history and building up the country.
It offers an end to fracking and other Cuckoo California dreams that will cost the economy and the people who most need work right now. “Good-paying green jobs” are probably not jobs for Pittsburgh, or Cleveland, or Toledo, or Youngstown.
It offers softness on China, which Mr. Trump understands is our enemy.
Mr. Biden is too old for the job, and fragile. There is a very real chance he will not make it through the term. Mr. Trump is also too old but seemingly robust. But in Mike Pence, Mr. Trump has a vice president ready to take over, if need be. He is a safe pair of hands. Sen. Kamala Harris gives no evidence of being ready to be president.
That’s really it in a nutshell. You might not always like what Trump says or how he says it, the paper says. Or that might endear you to him, because he says what’s on his mind, unlike any politician ever. But he actually believes in delivering on his promises and does it, in a way also perhaps unlike any politicians ever. Even in the face of massive Democratic attack because he is doing so, to try to tie up his achievements, he still persists and achieves. He has made life better for countless Americans. It’s Trump versus a doddering man from a party that wants to tell you what to do to ensure their own power.
Thanks to the Post-Gazette for making the choice clear, for Pennsylvanians and for all Americans.