by Mitch Kokai
Senior Political Analyst, John Locke Foundation
President Trump’s shrewd governance, along with unforced errors by the Democratic Party, has the president positioned to not only win the White House for a second term but also to win back the House and make gains in the Senate.
There are five major factors that will make this a reality: the economy, illegal immigration, socialism, the Mueller report, and the rule of law. …
… It is a well-established fact that Americans vote with their wallets. In 1992, Bill Clinton’s campaign successfully unseated George H. W. Bush in large part due to a contraction in the economy — “It’s the economy, stupid.”
Our economy is the envy of the world, and by any measure that is due to President Trump’s business aptitude and willingness to buck the status quo.
As for immigration, Americans know what a crisis looks like, and as former Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson of the Obama administration said, the U.S.-Mexico border is “a crisis by any measure.”
Year in and year out, we’ve demanded the government secure the border. This issue was one of the major factors leading to President Trump’s historic victory in 2016. Denying what the public sees as an obvious truth will certainly hurt the Democrats at the polls in 2020.