Saying that President Trump is raking in the cash for his re-election big is a gigantic understatement. According to The Hill’s article, President Trump raised $54,000,000 during the second quarter of 2019. Meanwhile, the RNC raised $51,000,000 in the same time period. Also according to the article, “President Trump’s reelection campaign and the Republican National Committee (RNC) announced Tuesday they had raised $105 million in the second quarter, a huge haul that is greater than what President Obama raised over a similar period in 2011.”

The Democrats face a daunting task this election cycle. First, they have to pick a candidate to challenge President Trump. Picking someone with the gravitas needed to defeat President Trump is a daunting task. Almost as difficult is raising enough money to build out their campaign operations. Good luck with that.

“Our massive fundraising success is a testament to the overwhelming support for President Trump,” Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale said in the release. “No Democrat candidate can match this level of enthusiasm or President Trump’s outstanding record of results.”

RNC Chairwoman Ronna Romney McDaniel added that this “record-breaking fundraising has allowed us to identify troves of new supporters online and continue investing in our unprecedented field program.”

President Trump’s message is resonating with voters. Further, enthusiasm for him is through the roof. It’ll be difficult for the Democrats to match President Trump’s enthusiasm and cash-on-hand.

The money is fantastic but I’m betting that Mr. Parscale is most delighted at the number of contributors. Each one of those contributions is a vote. At the end of the day, that’s the biggest benefit. The other thing that I’m betting is that the RNC and the Trump campaign are the armies of volunteers for the GOTV campaign.

This ties into another thing, namely the polling. Democrats keep saying that their candidates would defeat Trump before adding 6 words that change everything. Their full sentence is [fill in candidate name] would defeat President Trump “if the election was held today.” That’s like saying the New England Patriots wouldn’t have 6 Super Bowl championships if Tom Brady hadn’t pulled of all of those 4th quarter comebacks.

The bottom line is this: Republicans need to work hard from now through Election Day, 2020. If they do that, and they’d better, Democrats will have a miserable Election Night.

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