Newt points out that, when it is all said and done, the 2020 Democratic ticket will be viewed similarly to former presidential candidate George McGovern’s bid in 1972. The South Dakota senator lost to incumbent President Richard Nixon in a historic landslide.
Fox and Friends
August 17, 2020
Well, look, I think that in my newsletter this week is going to say that this will be the high water mark before the collapse of the Biden Harris ticket which I think will collapse and probably by election day will resemble George McGovern in 1972. You know Rasmussen just came out and said 55% of the country does not think Biden will complete his first term which means people are going to be looking at Harris as a president not a vice president. At the same time 39% of the country according to Rasmussen thinks Biden has significant cognitive problems and they just sent out this really pathetic thing from the Biden Harris campaign headquarters that said these two people are ready to lead from day one and they have this weird picture of Harris and Biden in masks, both of them looking down like they don’t want to fall. And that was their fundraiser, they wanted 5 bucks for it. I didn’t send it. In it gives you a flavor of where they’re going. One other pointed by the way, you know, the police chief in Chicago believes that precisely the district attorney’s that Bernie Sanders is proud of is the reason you are seeing an explosion in crime because all of these George Soros funded hard left district attorneys refuse to prosecute criminals put them pack on the street where they go back to committing more crimes. What Sanders thinks is terrific has blown up in Seattle and Chicago has blown up in Portland. I think its madness that these people cannot figure out when you put criminals back on the street you encourage them to commit more crimes.
Well, first of all, I don’t think we know anything. And I have been through lots of elections. Harry Truman was down 13 points in September and won the campaign. George H.W. Bush was down 19 and won the campaign. So I’m very dubious about it. I do think that the contrast. I mean, think about what we are going to see this week. Donald Trump goes to Wisconsin where Biden is supposed to be, and Biden doesn’t have the guts to go to Milwaukee, but Trump has the guts to go to Wisconsin, even though he is not getting nominated this week. By the way, remember, accepting the nomination from the White House is something Delano Roosevelt did. This is not inappropriate for the president to do this. But I just think the contrast you are going to see day after day, I mean, Harris is so far to the left, she is — and I wrote a column last week saying flatly she is an anti-Catholic bigot. I listed item by item by item. She was a disaster. She started at 15%, dropped to 4 before she dropped out. Dropped out before a single vote was cast. Why would you pick somebody to be the vice-presidential candidate who collapsed from 15 to 4 during the primaries, showed no ability to track black votes. In fact, I think there were five Democrats getting a larger share of the black vote than Harris. And I just think she is going to be the worst vice-presidential nominee since Tom Engelton had to resign in 1972 for having had electric shock treatments for depression. I think she is going to be disaster.
I think he will get more than 1%. That’s all I will say.
First of all, as the postmaster general has tried to say to no avail with the national left-wing media, post office handles enormous number of mails at Christmas. This is not a question about the volume of mail. The problem is you have some states, New York state, for example, they just took 9 weeks to count a congressional primary. Nine weeks. That would mean they wouldn’t finish counting the presidential campaign until after the constitutional requirement to vote on the electoral college in December 20th. I think the postmaster’s concern isn’t the post office, it’s a series of states that are so incompetent that if you suddenly try to pile this whole thing into two or three or four days, they are going to have thousands of ballots that they throw out. They have tremendous problems counting them. I think the post office can handle the mail. Now, I think maybe the states ought to have to say you got to have your ballot in three days earlier or it’s got to be postmarked as of election day. All of that the post office can handle. This is a bad rap the post office is getting. It isn’t the problem. The problem is you start doing what Nevada is doing where they said they want to send out a ballot to everybody and the post office came back and said look 200,000 of these names don’t live there. They are not there anymore. Why would we send a ballot to sit at an apartment complex for some political Crony to pick it to vote illegally. The problem is not voting by mail. If it’s an absentee ballot if we know how are. Perfectly legitimate. The president has said this over and over again. The problem is mass mailing to people who may be dead. I think in Michigan last week they announced there are 800 and some ballots disqualified because the voter was dead. Now, it is an old tradition in Chicago that you are allowed to vote for at least three generations after you die. Most of the country that’s not a legitimate tradition. And I think it’s just a remind to people if you want to have an honest accurate election, you can you do it and you can have the post office help you do it. They do it in Washington state. They do it in Oregon. They know how to do. But you go to this wide open send out letters to everybody even if they don’t exist, even if they move — guy was telling me that he left California 21 years ago and still gets a ballot to vote. And that’s why I think the difference. I think the post office can handle this; I’m not worried about that. The states can’t. There are a number of states that cannot do this. They will collapse.