President Trump went into Election Day with huge financial, structural, messaging, and economic disadvantages.
The Democrats were far ahead in the money race. Elections had been rigged in multiple states, often unilaterally by Democrat governors, in unprecedented ways. The media and Big Tech had colluded to build a messaging operation for Democrats that actively suppressed Republican and even President Trump’s messaging.
And the pandemic, the lockdowns, and the riots had ravaged the economy.
Trump and Republicans went into this race as underdogs. And that was the right way to tell the story.
The media created a fake narrative bolstered with fake polls in which the country had turned against him and a blue wave was coming. Some conservative media, now increasingly littered with social media grifters, overpromised the other way.
The media’s Democrat narrative was meant to suppress Republican and Independent voters, and pave the way for a cover-up of the massive election fraud now underway, as I discuss in my article, “Americans Won, Pollsters Lost”.
But the stuff percolating in conservative media was social media clickbait. The only thing it did was lead a lot of conservatives to feel baffled and crushed.
2020 was an incredible election. Republicans made gains despite everything being rigged against them. The presidential election is still being contested. This is an underdog story.
Unfortunately too many conservatives went into this huffing up stories in which the black vote would turn to Trump (and in the process missed the much bigger story of the Latino vote in Texas and what that means) and California and New York would go red. The grifters got their clicks. Conservative media passed around its own share of bad polls, and I’m swamped with messages this morning from people wondering what happened.
What happened is that President Trump and conservatives beat expectations, won unexpected victories, despite everything being rigged against them.
Conservatives should be feeling that, instead of wondering where all the fake promises went.
Pros on both sides understood that this would be a close race that would be likely settled with a street fight over ballots in key states, Social media clickbait on both sides encouraged the creation of false narratives that have left a lot of people unhappy, angry, and confused.
Whatever happens now, this was not a defeat. It was a very close race in which conservatives outperformed the structural limits and expectations, and which may have changed the entire political landscape.
That sets the stage for future battles, one way or another.
If it ends up being that Republicans didn’t beat the voter fraud margin, this was a hard fight by underdogs against a corrupt system. Remember that. And forget the clickbait.
Leftists need to believe in lies. Conservatives should uphold the truth.