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2020 read it and weep!
Posted by: samintx
Date: May 15, 2018 07:28AM
.....From Axios newsletter:

As President Trump's campaign aides quietly launch his reelection campaign, they're eyeing two states as possible pickups for 2020: Minnesota, where Trump came close in 2016 without even trying; and Colorado, where his hands-off approach to marijuana enforcement is a possible selling point.

The addition of those states is part of a plan that's coming together in a basement suite at the Republican National Committee, where the Trump campaign has moved from Trump Tower.
The campaign, now fewer than 10 people, eventually will number hundreds.
The reelection campaign will mostly work under the radar until after midterms, providing Trump assets (volunteers, fundraising, rallies) to other campaigns.

But Jonathan Swan and I got a first look at campaign manager Brad Parscale’s plans to build what amounts to a massive marketing machine, selling the world’s most prominent product.
Why it matters: In 2016, Trump Tower campaign staffers were proud of their pirate-ship ambush of the Republican establishment, then of the U.S.S. Clinton. But this time they won’t have the advantage of surprise.

So the Trump team has to build a longer range, more systematic plan, without suffocating Trump’s improvisational essence.
Parscale, who considers past presidential campaigns archaic, is emphasizing digital innovation, technological streamlining and corporate efficiency.
Parscale told us: “We’re crushing it in prospecting."
What’s new: It’s a sign of the times — and a reflection of what worked for Trump — that the digital director of the 2016 campaign will be the boss of the whole 2020 campaign.

It’s a fresh way of flouting campaign orthodoxy, and gives Trump the comfort of elevating one of his originals.
Why he matters: Parscale, 42, is a completely unconventional choice for campaign manager and one that has raised eyebrows inside the White House and among Republican campaign veterans.

Some inside the White House have told us they believe he “got lucky” by hitching his wagon to a candidate who won despite his campaign, not because of it.
Parscale had no history in politics before the 2016 campaign, and doesn't plan to work in politics beyond the 2020 campaign.
His connection is to the Trump family — and especially to Jared Kushner and Eric Trump.
Parscale launched the digital side of the Trump campaign from the San Antonio office of his firm Giles-Parscale, which grew to over 100 people as the campaign peaked, with revenues of $79 million for the cycle (much of which went to Facebook).
Some alumni of the last campaign say Parscale's role exceeded his title as digital director: In late August 2016, after the departure of Paul Manafort, Parscale moved to Trump Tower, with a hand in various parts of the operation, including finances and events.

Parscale sold his interest in Giles-Parscale in August, and moved to the Washington area about eight weeks ago. (He now works through a new firm, Parscale Strategy.)
The HQ: Trump 2020 will be squarely in the Swamp.
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Re: 2020 read it and weep!
Posted by: deckeda
Date: May 15, 2018 07:41AM
In 2016 and 2017 I cultivated a FB feed populated with things that included reputable news organizations. Got rid of them all this year. FB is no place to be for reading about, or especially commenting on, news. There’s solid evidence FB played way too big a role in electing Trump.
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Re: 2020 read it and weep!
Posted by: Pam
Date: May 15, 2018 08:20AM
This all assumes Trump will be able to run in 2020. That is a very big assumption.
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Re: 2020 read it and weep!
Posted by: samintx
Date: May 15, 2018 08:26AM
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Pam
This all assumes Trump will be able to run in 2020. That is a very big assumption.

This rat has an ability to wiggle thru small holes. I just can’t be optimistic no matter what charges Mueller brings. Too many shifty ‘gators in the swamp.
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Re: 2020 read it and weep!
Posted by: rjmacs
Date: May 15, 2018 10:42AM
"Reelect me because I didn't destroy your cannabis economy"?!?! That's supposed to be the big selling point in CO?



rj
AKA
Vreemac, Moth of the Future
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Re: 2020 read it and weep!
Posted by: Lizabeth
Date: May 15, 2018 11:17AM
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samintx
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Pam
This all assumes Trump will be able to run in 2020. That is a very big assumption.

This rat has an ability to wiggle thru small holes. I just can’t be optimistic no matter what charges Mueller brings. Too many shifty ‘gators in the swamp.

Time for hard core rat traps...SNAP!
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Re: 2020 read it and weep!
Posted by: max
Date: May 15, 2018 01:41PM
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Lizabeth
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samintx
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Pam
This all assumes Trump will be able to run in 2020. That is a very big assumption.

This rat has an ability to wiggle thru small holes. I just can’t be optimistic no matter what charges Mueller brings. Too many shifty ‘gators in the swamp.

Time for hard core rat traps...SNAP!

These self induced orgasmic dreams are just that, political dreams....
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Re: 2020 read it and weep!
Posted by: Speedy
Date: May 15, 2018 01:57PM
It'll be Mueller Time before then!



Saint Cloud, Minnesota, where the weather is wonderful even when it isn't.
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Re: 2020 read it and weep!
Posted by: btfc
Date: May 15, 2018 02:22PM
"There's a rat in me kitchen what am I gonna do?
There's a rat in me kitchen what am I gonna go?
I'm gonna fix that rat that's what I'm gonna do,
I'm gonna fix that rat. …"

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Re: 2020 read it and weep!
Posted by: Pam
Date: May 15, 2018 05:16PM
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Speedy
It'll be Mueller Time before then!

That is what I think as well. Heck there's enough right now where the house should have all kinds of investigations going. The GOP hole is getting deeper and deeper.
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