Democrats are relying very heavily on the suburban vote to help carry Joe Biden over the finish line.
But what if those voters don’t show up for Biden? What happens if they decide to vote for Trump instead?
It’s already beginning to look that way and the Democrats are in a panic about it.
Brandon Morse writes at RedState:
Democrat Strategists in Confused Panic as Suburban Vote Slips Away From Biden
No one is buying Joe Biden’s claim that the riots currently ravaging parts of America are the fault of President Donald Trump, and as they continue, various groups are beginning to sour on the Democratic party that they could typically count on.
According to Politico, Democrat Party strategists are concerned that Trump’s “law and order” rhetoric is beginning to have an effect on residents of the suburbs in swing states…
Morse points to this report from Politico:
Why Biden could still lose the suburbs to Trump
Interviews with more than two dozen Democratic Party officials and strategists in the suburbs reflect confidence in Biden’s ability to compete with Trump on issues surrounding this summer’s civil unrest, but also widespread concerns about the political volatility — and potential allure — of the president’s law-and-order message.
In Pinal County, Ariz., where “Thin Blue Line” flags have proliferated outside Phoenix and Tucson, Holly Lyon, chair of the local Democratic Party, said, “There is that little sort of unsettled feeling in people because we can tell that [Trump’s messaging] is grabbing hold, and it’s working.”
“How this plays out in the election, that’s where people are all over the map,” said Joseph Foster, chair of the Democratic Party in Montgomery County, Pa., in the Philadelphia suburbs. “No one seems to know what that’s going to entail, or how people are going to react.”
Part of what’s driving this is the riots which Democrats encouraged or ignored all summer long.
One Dem strategist described a focus group in which white, college-educated women reacted to protests by discussing their own property values, mortgage. “White women who have college degrees are starting to really get sick of this” https://t.co/EBIJBb05PZ via @politico
— David Siders (@davidsiders) September 7, 2020
Democrats made this bed for themselves.
Now they can lie in it.