As Republicans continue to add to their already a hefty war chest, Democrats are getting very, very worried for 2020.
With the impeachment hysteria on the Democrat side in full-swing, the GOP and the Trump 2020 campaign are raising record amounts of money for a sitting president at this point in the campaign.
The amount of money raised by Republicans is leaving Democrat fundraising in the dust.
Trump has also spent quite a bit on advertising already — $23 million on digital and television ads. The Democrats cannot afford to spend that much on advertising yet as they are still in the process of selecting which
sucker candidate is going to be the nominee in 2020.
Donald Trump and the Republican National Committee have raised more than $300 million this year for his reelection — more than any other sitting president in history at this point in the campaign.
Trump has nearly twice as much cash on hand — $158 million, between his campaign account and the RNC — as Barack Obama and the Democratic National Committee had at this time in his successful re-election run…
…“The resources he has will be put to work anywhere and everywhere that he feels like he can scare up electoral votes, and Democrats will never catch up. It’s just too much money,” said Chris Lippincott, a Texas-based Democratic strategist who ran a super PAC opposing Sen. Ted Cruz last year. “That’s real trouble … I’m not here to curse the dark, but it’s dark.”
But it’s not just the massive outspending at this point that is concerning Democrats — it’s that the Trump campaign has spent quite a bit to woo new donors.
Since the start of the year, Trump’s campaign operation has run an expensive, far-reaching effort to find new small-dollar donors that is already beginning to pay dividends. The campaign netted 313,000 new donors between July and the end of September, according to numbers provided by the RNC, after spending $4.2 million in advertising on Facebook over the last 90 days.
And it only gets worse.
The daunting sums raised by both the RNC and Trump in the third quarter is nothing compared to what Democrats are expecting Republicans will churn out by year’s end, said Priorities USA Executive Director Patrick McHugh.
He noted that a Trump campaign that’s already perfected tapping into and monetizing anger in the Republican base turned out record fundraising even before fully exploiting backlash from an impeachment “witch hunt.”
“At some point that campaign is going to start dumping into these battleground states in a real way. We have to have a way to match him,” McHugh said. “We can’t overreact right now at the expense of being able to hold him accountable later. We will be the largest spender in the presidential race for sure. That doesn’t mean we can do it alone. We’re going to need help from our allies.”
Some Democrats think that they will be fine with fundraising once a nominee has been selected because Trump Derangement Syndrome is so pervasive on the left that the person of Donald J. Trump is the unifier for Democrats.
The problem is that they don’t have anyone that as… inspiring or charismatic.
Charles Chamberlain, chairman of the progressive group Democracy for America, said his main concern heading into 2020 is that “Democrats nominate somebody who doesn’t inspire the grassroots.”
Democrats are “delusional” if they think “that winning in 2020 is going to be a cakewalk,” he said . However, “I’m only worried about the money if we nominate an uninspiring, disappointing nominee.”
It will be a tough fight for anyone going against Trump in 2020 — even more so if the nominee has the charisma of wet toast.
Say what you will about President Trump, his tweets, his off-the-cuff proclamations — that guy is seriously entertaining.
All he does is win.