Blogger Asks a Question

The media is trying to control how we perceive our GOP candidates. The most recent attempt was to ambush Donald Trump and make it look like he wants a database on all Muslims in the U.S. He denied it, but once the word has been around…

Still, I notice that Fox has given less coverage to Trump. Once they found a poll that showed Ben Carson ahead in Iowa and tying with Trump nationally, they couldn’t stop promoting it. Since Carson’s slump, not so much. Their pundits like George Will and Charles Krauthammer grudgingly give Trump some due, but they are convinced he won’t be the nominee and repeat that as often as they can.

But on the internet, Conservative Treehouse asks,

Can somebody tell me about all the big Rallies for Cruz, Rubio, Bush, Carson, Kasich, Christie??? Are they too having several a week? Does anybody have the listings of previous rallies and upcoming rallies? The location, the venue, the attendances?”


Trump is the only one working. It’s glaring. He’s not just working, he’s been chugging along lapping the field day-in and day-out for months now. Nobody is attracting the people like Trump. Nobody.

But wait, that’s going to annoy the naysayers that attack his supporters as idiots & low information boobs. So let’s take the crowds out of it.

Let’s pretend that Trump isn’t getting the huge crowds. Ignore the movement. Ignore the people.

♦ Is there anybody out there working as HARD as he is?
♦ Is there anybody as driven & disciplined at getting his message out?
♦ Is there anybody doing as many interviews, appearances and events, non-stop for months & months as he is?
♦ Who is working for it the most? Who?

Now this leads one to think, Hmmm…..why aren’t the other candidates working? Seriously, there’s nobody else even trying to campaign other than Trump. The rest of he field is 100% weaksauce posturing & hoping Trump will flame out and/or depending on the media’s Propaganda.

What are they actually doing? Anything? It’s glaringly obvious. Why aren’t they campaigning? Where’s the rallies? Where’s the energy? It’s not there. There is no there, there. They’re not EVEN TRYING. How telling is that? Why are they not even trying? What does this reveal about the field?

If Jeb, Rubio, Cruz or ANYBODY other than Trump was regularly having massive rallies that attracted thousands of people, do you think the media would be quiet about it?

How about just ONE rally? Wouldn’t they be shouting like banshees from every rooftop in the nation? Touting the surging candidate? “Jeb Rally is sold out!! 10,000 in attendance! He’s a serious contender! Jeb is surging!!!!!”

What do we have? Nothing. Zilch. Nada.A big Zero.

Trump is the only one actually working. There is no debate about this.

If one steps back from the nattering propaganda and looks at the reality of the situation, it’s quite clear. Nobody is even coming close to his energy, dedication, wit, work ethic, or expertise. Some may even claim his handling of the media is genius. But, Ya know what I respect more than his genius? His unrelenting and disciplined work ethic. It’s like nobody I’ve ever seen.

He goes on to highlight this story about the great ground game Trump has from NBC NEWS:

FORT DODGE, Iowa — Every one to two weeks, Donald Trump descends into an Iowa town for one of his signature campaign rallies. But behind the big crowds of supporters is a campaign machine of staffers and volunteers that has built a formidable network of support on the ground in the hopes of turning enthusiasm into an Iowa caucus victory for the real estate mogul.

The reach of the team’s work is evident at its campaign rallies in the Hawkeye State.

Before Trump’s now-notorious 95-minute monologue in Fort Dodge, Iowa, last week, Wendell Steven, 77, sporting his white Trump shirt and red “Make America Great Again” hat sat about halfway back in the local community college auditorium where Trump would speak.

Asked what led him to come to the event, Steven said he got to personally know one of Trump’s ground organizers, Chris Hupke, who oversees primarily the northwest region of the state for the campaign.

“He’s probably around five times [more than] anyone from the other campaigns,” Steven said. “He calls up just to see how the weather is and where I’m at. He’s a good guy.”

His wife, Donna, interjected, “Wendell had open heart surgery, he got a get-well card from Chris and a personal visit at the house!”

Another Trump fan in a nearby seat at the Fort Dodge rally also said he’d been recruited by Hupke. Roger Huetig, 67, an Army veteran, met Hupke at a Webster County Republican fundraiser and found solidarity with the candidate’s immigration message.

“Deport them! Fill those busses up!” Huetig exclaimed.

Hupke told NBC News that his focus is teaching would-be backers about the caucus process.

“It’s all about the caucus and getting people educated and to understand what it means to caucus. And then following up with the people that have been supportive to get them out there,” he said.

While Trump has campaigned in the major metropolitan areas of the state, the campaign has also targeted Fort Dodge-like events in smaller towns, including Newton (13,000 population), Oskaloosa (10,000) and Winterset (5,000).

“The fact that he’s making the effort to come to Fort Dodge — it makes you feel like you count. We now count a little bit more,” said Tracy Stevens, 52, who filled out a “commit to caucus card” for Trump.

“He actually put an effort to see a small town in Iowa,” said Zach Sukovaty, 20. “Yeah, he may go to the big cities where there’s a lot more people, but if he jumps around to small towns, they’re going to consider him more because he’s for small-town people.”

In Fort Dodge alone, the campaign enlisted 40 volunteers to show up hours early and partake in various tasks around the event.

“I drove two-and-a-half hours just for this,” said Dave Vanderwel, 71, alongside his wife, Phyllis. The couple from Orange City, Iowa, wanted to volunteer for the campaign. That night, they passed out Trump signs to the crowd.

“Hey, I’ll drive anywhere. This is worth it, man. We need people like [Trump] who will get our country back on track,” Vanderwel said.

At the front entrance, just beyond the newly-implemented Secret Service metal detectors, Walter Jensen and his son, Barry took down the names of people walking in. The elder Jensen has only caucused once before.

Jensen owns a trailer store in Humboldt – a community a half hour north of Fort Dodge – and recalled Hupke coming into his shop about a month ago “on a cold call just to see if we knew anyone around that might be Trump supporters.” Jensen told Hupke, on the spot, he would “absolutely” help out the campaign as a volunteer.

A few yards from Jensen at the Fort Dodge rally stood Tana Goertz, Trump’s high-energy Iowa co-chair and a mini-celebrity herself after appearing as a finalist on The Apprentice in 2005.

Goertz huddled with potential supporters, rattling off her elevator pitch for the campaign. “You make sure you go out and caucus for Mr. Trump,” she told a father, who agreed to be a caucus-site leader for the campaign. (The campaign hopes to have its designated caucus leader for every neighborhood voting location by next week.)

Back inside the auditorium, Harvey Friesleben sat in the second row. The 73-year-old from Goldfield has never caucused. “I’ve never got this excited about it. This is my first. Never caucused but I’m here,” Friesleben said.

One section over, Dean Peterson, 48, a roadworker from Otho, arrived early with his son, Jake, 14. “He brought me here,” Peterson said. And now, Peterson said he will follow through and caucus for Trump because “he’s honest and tells it the way it is. He doesn’t put up with none of their crap.”

Amid that conversation, Kim Hefty, 57, a farmer who drove 45 minutes from Bradgate for the event, sat in the seat directly in front of the Petersons. She is a lifelong Democrat who voted for Barack Obama in 2008 and 2012.

“It gets to the point where it’s about the person, not the party anymore,” Hefty said. “I think Donald talks the talk and walks the walk. And I don’t care for Hillary [Clinton]. I just don’t trust her.”

Ten minutes before the event was to begin, Hupke crossed by the entrance, where about 100 still waited in line to pass through security. “Let’s rock and roll,” Hupke said.

Two hours later, Trump left the building after giving – even for him – one of his more memorable speeches.

As attendees exited, the campaign staffers stayed until all were properly bid farewell. Stephanie Laudner, who is part of the staff and married to the state director Chuck Laudner, praised the crowd of about 50 who stood for nearly two hours on the risers behind Trump. And Sam Clovis, the campaign’s senior policy adviser, shook the hands of each person leaving the stage.

As Chuck Laudner told NBC News in October: “As long as Trump stays viable, we have a network. We’ve got this foundation laid out there that we can grow from.”

If the RNC works against such a successful candidate – who can also self fund – they are throwing away a once in a lifetime opportunity.

Trump reminds me of Reagan, who they also tried to spurn.

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