It’s All About the Yard Signs: I am struck by the number of Trump yard signs and Trump flags flying from trucks and boats. This show of candidate support is remarkable.
I put people in the patriot column when they wear a cap or fly a flag or plant a sign in their yard to honor their candidate. It exposes their political viewpoint, which is not always popular and often harassed.
Remarkably, Trump mania has produced roadside Trump pop-up shops with a number of Trump-Pence souvenir items for purchase.
Enthusiasm is on Trump’s side decidedly from the show of yard signs, flags, and flotillas. I snapped a few photos from my drive in the countryside.
I am hurting for Biden signs. E-mail a pic of your signs and flags to add to the gallery 2020.
Biden slips out of sight as he launches his Presidential campaign from the basement of his Delaware home. Anytime a world leader goes down under, conspiracy theories pop up.
Where is Elmo is much like WhereisBiden. Biden voters who hope Biden is their dark-horse in this 2020 Presidential race, pray he will walk out of that basement into the sunshine and come November, into a whole new world.
Why Biden, Dems? In consideration to Biden’s wellbeing, why is the Democratic Party backing him as their candidate? Conspiracy Theory 1: Once Biden is sworn in as President, his own party declares 78-year Biden incompetent, elevating VP Harris to POTUS 46, placing Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi [second in line to the Presidency] at the helm, steering the nation’s course and giving America its first puppet government.
Conspiracy Theory 2 – Biden Props Up Social Unrest
Democrats hold no hope that any candidate could win over incumbent Donald J. Trump. Rather than expend political gravitas and wage a dismal campaign 2020, they toss Biden into the fray for a heavy hitting defeat. Conspiracy Theory 2: Biden takes one for the team.
Meanwhile, back on the ranch, the Dems stomp, complain, and blast defiance to make America miserable for another four years. Social unrest and activism run rampant.
Come convention time 2024, they throw us a lifeline attached to a sterling candidate to save the day. Alas, all is well, in their eyes.
Conspiracy Theory 3 – Biden’s Electoral College Folly
Count on Democrats once again to focus suspicion on the legitimacy of Electoral College — it’s on a 4-yr cycle.
Biden hinted that if Trump loses the popular vote, Trump may not accept the Electoral College vote. Say what?
For those with children, you know the child doing the protesting is generally the one scheming behind the scenes.
Turn the tables and try this scenario: Biden wins the popular vote but loses the electoral vote. That’s the fairy tale floating for Conspiracy Theory 3. Biden supporters are ready to squawk if Biden wins the popular vote but looses the Electoral College.
How can this happen, you ask.
The Electoral College elects our Presidents
We are the United States of America, and each state is a sum of the whole. Fifty states equal the United States of America. And each state has its own governor, legislature, judicial body, tax collection, highway system, etc.
Each state is a powerful entity that governs itself and capitalizes on its unique resources.
You have heard of the midwest states, AKA, the Fly Over States, the states people fly over to arrive at the important, heavily-populated metropolitan states of New York and California.
To fly over us is OK, but to be irrelevant is not. So, the Constitution settled that with the 12th Amendment in 1804 and gave states voting gravitas with the Electoral College. States vote for electors to represent them and cast the final votes for President.
There are 538 electors. Presidential candidates wage their campaigns state-by-state to win 270 or more of those 538 elector votes.
The number of electors for each state is equal to its number of representatives in the U.S. House of Representatives, plus two senators. Washington DC, which is not a state, has three electors.
A Reason to Fill out Your Census
States are equated the number of electors as they have delegates to the House of Representatives. That number is based on the state’s population. That number can fluctuated every 10 years based on that year’s census.
The number of representatives a state has is capped at not more than one for every 30,000. So, if you want your vote counted, fill out your census.
Red States Vs. Blue States
Each state is a voting block. It’s a battle between the red states and the blue states. If the majority voters in a state vote for the Democrat nominee, the states goes blue. If the majority voters in a state vote for the Republican nominee, the state goes red.
Mathematically, a candidate can win the popular mass vote and not the state’s electoral votes.
Any candidate or party who seeks to minimize the legitimacy of the Electoral College is a sore looser. However, in a close election, prepare yourself for a little outrage to discredit the constitutional body of the Electoral College and the validity of the election results. Hence, the Electoral College Folly.
Mark Your Calendar for Presidential Debates
Mark your calendars with the impending Trump – Biden 2020 Debates: September 29/Tues. October 15/Thurs. October 22/Thurs.
View the VP Pence & Harris debate: Wednesday, October 7, 2020
Watching the public debates between the Presidential and VP candidates should prove great sport in a pandemic when people are glued to WIFI and looking for answers.
Is Biden the Dark Horse Candidate?
Wondering if Biden is the dark horse in this year’s election. We know what happened in the 2016 race. Dark horse Trump nosed ahead and out maneuvered Hillary, crossing the finish line first … …and the crowd went wild.
Another viewpoint: Biden winning is like pulling a rabbit out of the hat. Or, If you snooze, you loose.
Thinking back on my first run at jogging as a young mother, son Jeff, nine at the time, ran alongside me on my trial loop around the block. I was proudly huffing and puffing and in my mind jogging at great speeds. Suddenly, my son flipped around so that he was jogging backwards, smiling. He outpaced me, running backwards. I gave it my best, but my son ran circles around me. That flashback is how I see Trump, smiling and outdistancing candidates while running backwards.
Whereas our 44th President was more professorial, dipped in gold as he took office, awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in anticipation of greatness, our 45th President launched into orbit from an elevator, into the great unknown, with us onboard.
Talk about jet lag
Google tracks my phone and I can view the data tracking where I have been. It’s not that impressive. I smile to imagine the Google Map of Prez Trump’s journey of his four trips around the sun on Air Force 1, Marine 1, and the countless Presidential Motorcades.
2020, Entering the Unknown
We find ourselves in the middle of another campaign season. Feeling civic, I made my first political contribution ever in response to one of those mailers. It was Melania’s birthday contribution request. Signed a whopping $15 check for birthday wishes and to thank our amazing First Lady.
Your candidate needs your support to win the race.
I think back on what Trump said as he took office in 2016. He will lead us but it is we who must dream the dreams and work for what we want. Every President needs the trust and spirit of the American people.
Well, it’s running season for the 2020 election. Lace up and cheer on your candidate. Run to the finish line. Vote to realize your ideals and a better America.