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What is Trump’s strategy to reduce his negatives?

PhDoogan got me thinking about this the other day - and he’s right .

Trump’s advantages in the overall GE as I see it are:

1- his adoring unwavering base (his strongest advantage). I firmly believe there is not another R that can win the nomination without his base. And if any R manages to pull it off - he will win the battle and lose the war, bc those hardcore Trumpers will stay home. there’s no way in hell any R is winning the whole thing without Trump’s base.

2- Success as President. He has a record to run on. This would have the effect of winning back other Rs which are tired of his bull shite. It’s not causing this significant faction of hesitant trump voters to stay home enmasse.

3- His ability to say the unsayable. He is fearless on this front. I’m sorry. He’s kryptonite to wokeness, RINOs, leftists, and political correctness. It makes all of these people show who they really are.

His disadvantages are

1- He does not know the times that it’s best to not say the unsayable.

2-everyone already has an opinion about him.

Number 1 - disadvantage is always going to be his Achilles heel. It doesn’t bother me whatsoever but it horrifies some people, for example, my parents. I think number 1 is why ppl say he says offensive things. It’s not really that the things he says are untrue (which tell me anything but don’t bull shite me), it’s that he says true things at the wrong time. It just comes with the deal. This will never change about him and is unchangeable.

Number 2 disadvantage I actually think is curable. Trump just needs to lay low for six months or so. Maybe even till after other people start jumping into the primary. He’s announced. He can raise money, do other campaign type shite. No interviews. No rallies. Just keep his powder dry and maybe make the occasional truth post.

The effect? People will miss him. Biden will get worse. Those 4 yrs of prosperity he brought- we will become nostalgic for.

I think he can hide out for a while. I know many of you Baws think he can’t - but I think he can. That’s his only path to recapturing the magic of 2016. If he were taking my advice, or if as suspected DonJr monitors our board - that’s what I would tell him.


Thoughts?


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re: What is Trump’s strategy to reduce his negatives?
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Trump just needs to lay low for six months or so.




93and99
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re: What is Trump’s strategy to reduce his negatives?
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1- his adoring unwavering base (his strongest advantage). I firmly believe there is not another R that can win the nomination without his base. And if any R manages to pull it off - he will win the battle and lose the war, bc those hardcore Trumpers will stay home. there’s no way in hell any R is winning the whole thing without Trump’s base.



The establishment hasn't figured that out yet.

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Number 2 disadvantage I actually think is curable. Trump just needs to lay low for six months or so. Maybe even till after other people start jumping into the primary. He’s announced. He can raise money, do other campaign type shite. No interviews. No rallies. Just keep his powder dry and maybe make the occasional truth post.



I agree 100%.


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re: What is Trump’s strategy to reduce his negatives?
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I think he can hide out for a while.


Just by staying off Twitter and only posting attacks against the Democrat Party on Truth is tantamount to Trump "hiding out".


I707U
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re: What is Trump’s strategy to reduce his negatives?
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Just by staying off Twitter and only posting attacks against the Democrat Party on Truth is tantamount to Trump "hiding out".


Posting attacks and pushing solutions. What will win 2024 is solutions. There will be enough grief that D base will stay home. He just needs to beat out Brandon. Potato won't have enough fuel in strategic reserve to keep prices low past 2023, so I think we'll be looking at $5/gallon 87 gas and $8 diesel. And everything else will be up 10-20%. It will be a disaster.
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Auburn1968
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re: What is Trump’s strategy to reduce his negatives?
Trump/DeSantis 2024 would be unbeatable.


Jcorye1
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re: What is Trump’s strategy to reduce his negatives?
Desantis isn't leaving the FL gov role to be a VP.


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Trump/DeSantis 2024 would be unbeatable.


The only problem with this is it is unconstitutional for the president and vice president to be from the same state. If there is any indication of this Trump will likely make his new residence in New Jersey (Bedminster) at least 6 months prior to November 2024.


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Wally Sparks
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Desantis isn't leaving the FL gov role to be a VP.


And even then, they’d have to be from different states.


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cwill
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Get Kanye on the team!


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What will win 2024 is solutions. There will be enough grief that D base will stay home.

Lessons not learned in 2020 or 2022, chapter 475


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Ag Zwin
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His disadvantages are

1- He does not know the times that it’s best to not say the unsayable.

"This is his biggest strength, cuck."

-Fanboy PoliBoarder


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Jcorye1
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There will be enough grief that D base will stay home.


At this point it is well established Democrats will drag themselves through glass to vote against Trump. The dude could cure cancer and they will blame him for overpopulation.


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Timeoday
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re: What is Trump’s strategy to reduce his negatives?
Bad news is better than no news. Negative is just another word for bad.

Therefore, negative news is better than no news. Trump 2024 in a landslide victory.

DEVOLUTION is real!!


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Zach
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re: What is Trump’s strategy to reduce his negatives?
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Trump just needs to lay low for six months or so.


I would normally disagree. But I've been seeing a shift in MSM attacks. They are moving to a new target. Elon Musk.
They can't do both things at once. They're too stupid.


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PhDoogan
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What will win 2024 is solutions. There will be enough grief that D base will stay home.


They will, and their ballots will be counted all the same.


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Dawgwithnoname
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re: What is Trump’s strategy to reduce his negatives?
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hardcore Trumpers


Here's my problem.

Trump isn't a conservative, he's a populist.

I voted for him because most, not all, of his platform was conservative and was a heck of a lot moreso than any Democrat running.

If he's the nominee, I will vote for him a third time.

BUT

He is willing to destroy the conservative movement if he doesn't get his way, and his "people" have adopted his mentality.

Principles are bigger than one person. Democrats rely on the cult of personality because they have no principles except power. They make every race about their likeable candidate or the other party's unlikeable candidate. Republicans win when it's about issues, not people.

As long as Trump is in the conversation, the conversation is about Trump and NOT the issues, and that's a losing proposition.

Republicans need someone like Reagan who take the intense scrutiny and use the spotlight to sell a vision for a better America, not use it to spout off an off-putting nickname that his advisors snicker about in their meetings.

I'm not an intellectual, but I want a President who can articulate what the difference is between right and wrong, good and evil, and sell America on a better path forward that's built on the lessons we've learned from past successes and failure. I don't want someone who sounds like a Democrat, or like they are speaking to Democrats, using small words and small ideas.

Trump doesn't inspire us to do better. He inspires us to drop to the Democrat's level and play their game...name calling, popularity contests, idle rhetoric, etc.

It won once, but I don't think it can win again.
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LaMigra
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What is Trump’s strategy to reduce his negatives?


You mean the made up negatives that the MSM bombarded us with 24/7 while he was in office? On top of that most were flat out lies!!

I’m guessing it worked for the lemming that still think that his “negativity” is what lost him the presidency and NOT the flat out theft by the left and RINOS!!!


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93and99
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re: What is Trump’s strategy to reduce his negatives?
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He is willing to destroy the conservative movement if he doesn't get his way, and his "people" have adopted his mentality.



What conservative movement?

Open borders, foreign aid & allowing unfair trade deals isn't conservative.

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Republicans need someone like Reagan who take the intense scrutiny and use the spotlight to sell a vision for a better America, not use it to spout off an off-putting nickname that his advisors snicker about in their meetings.





Reagan granted amnesty to 6 million illegals and expanded the EIC.

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I'm not an intellectual, but I want a President who can articulate what the difference is between right and wrong, good and evil, and sell America on a better path forward that's built on the lessons we've learned from past successes and failure. I don't want someone who sounds like a Democrat, or like they are speaking to Democrats, using small words and small ideas.



The Republican establishment acts like Democrats.


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LuckyTiger
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What is Trump’s strategy to reduce his negatives?


I don’t think he has one. You get all of Trump, there is no moderation. I’m not sure about laying low for 6 months. Probably good move but I’m not sure he’ll do it.

I think the best thing Trump can do is keep the focus squarely on the contrast between his performance and Biden’s performance as President. Keep reminding people how much better they had it before Biden. Keep pointing out abuses of power by Biden and how Trump, not Biden, is the working class President. Constantly tie Biden to corrupt corporations. Trump needs to keep BIDEN in focus 100% 24/7; Democrats like to keep focus off Biden.

Trump needs to make election about Biden and his performance v Trump’s accomplishments with real world examples. Hammer over and over. Leave the personal attacks on Hunter, Democrats et al to subordinates and foot soldiers.

Trump will also most likely be campaigning while under indictment. He needs to turn that to his advantage by using it as an example of Biden’s abuse of power, tying it in with all the other specific examples of abuse of power by the Bidens and Democrats.


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