Blue Wave? Not So Fast

We’ve all seen it, we’ve all experienced it first hand, we all unfortunately are living with the side effects because of it.

What am I talking about? I am talking about the “guaranteed” victory Hillary Clinton had (or thought she had) in the last Presidential Election. We all know how that ends. That’s a broken record, however, time to move on. Why I bring it up though, is because I am worried that it’s going to happen again, and this time it’s going to be worse.

I got the idea for this column from reading this article. Yes, Bernie Sanders is still relevant. It’s amazing the following he still has. In fact, I wouldn’t be surprised if he makes another run at the Presidency. He hasn’t announced it, but indications are that it’s coming.

Let me quote Bernie from the article linked above, “I happen not to believe that there’s going to be this great blue wave, I happen to believe that on election night, which party controls the U.S. House will come down to a very few seats.”

I agree.

Why are Dems. so comfortable? I am no expert, but no politician should ever be comfortable. I am no expert, but no one should be comfortable with Polling or Media impressions. This has obviously failed mightily in the past. Aren’t we supposed to be learning from History? If you want to be comfortable, you are in the wrong business.

Now, let’s talk about the citizens, the people who are actually going to be doing the voting. If you think a “Blue Wave” is a given, I am sorry to tell you, but you are just wrong. Taking back majority in the U.S. House is going to take an all hands on deck effort.

Canvassing, phone banking, social media posting, signing up people to vote. It’s going to take anything and everything.

Consider this a warning. Stop listening to the media, stop spewing huge overconfidence and get to work! This may be one of the most important U.S. Elections, ever.

There’s still time.


P.S. I can’t wait until something positive and uplifting comes out of Washington.

Blake TarmannComment