Byron York’s article eliminates the MSM-peddled myth that this will be a base election. There’s little question whether President Trump’s base is fired up. You can’t read this information and reach another conclusion:

Trump won the Texas primary with 94.1% of the vote. In 2004, the last time an incumbent Republican president ran for reelection, George W. Bush, a former Texas governor, won the Texas primary with 92.5% of the vote. This year, Trump won with 1,889,006 votes out of 2,007,314 Republican votes cast. Democrat Joe Biden won Texas with 716,030 votes out of 2,075,862 Democratic votes cast.

Republicans didn’t have a competitive primary to drive turnout. Democrats had a huge primary to drive turnout. Despite that, Trump outdistanced Democrats. This information should put to rest this silliness that Democrats will flip Texas this year. That isn’t happening.

The story was similar in other states. In Alabama, Trump won the Republican primary with 96.2% of the vote. In 2004, Bush won the Alabama primary with 92.8% of the vote. This year, Trump won with 695,469 votes out of 722,809 Republican votes cast. Biden won with 286,065 votes out of 452,278 Democratic votes cast.

I could continue with other ruby-red states but you get the picture. This lets the Trump campaign focus their resources and attention on battleground states. While Democrats fight with each other, Republicans focus on maximizing their victory. This paragraph says everything:

“There is unprecedented support and enthusiasm for President Trump in the Republican Party, and supporters are turning out in state primaries because they just can’t wait to get involved in the process that will end with his re-election,” said campaign spokesman Tim Murtaugh in an email exchange. “The president has inspired record turnout and record vote totals, but it’s not just Republicans who are fired up. Our data shows that a quarter of people who register for the president’s rallies are independents or Democrats. The president has unified Republicans, but he’s also attracting new voters to his side as well.”

Republicans have the opportunity to do something special this year. Republicans should work their buns off so they strengthen their Senate majority and recapture their House majority while re-electing President Trump for 4 more years. If Republicans can pull off that trifecta, the nation will be in incredibly strong shape for the next 4 years.

This is a fitting conclusion:

Kristol told NPR he thought it was “unlikely” that Trump could be defeated in the primaries. Still, NPR reported, the Never Trumpers’ “secondary goal” is to “bruise Trump enough to hurt his chances come November 2020.”

Bill Kristol is a petty, bitter man. He, Steve Hayes and George Will should move to Bloomberg Island, aka, American Samoa, and leave the rest of us alone.

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