The left-leaning mainstream media was quick to celebrate one-day cash hauls by the likes of ‘Crazy’ Bernie Sanders and ‘Beto’ O’Rourke. Unfortunately for Democrats, President Donald Trump quietly amassed a campaign war chest that ranks second to none.
Everyday Americans may recall the splashy headlines cheering Vermont Sen. Sanders seemingly unstoppable campaign after garnering upwards of $5.9 million in his first day out of the gate. Unemployed Texan Beto O’Rourke topped Sanders by raking in more than $6 million on his first official campaign day and reportedly $9.4 million after just 10 days.
California Sen. Kamala Harris opened her campaign under the cloud that points to her leveraging a disgraceful affair with a high-powered Democrat to launch her career. Harris took in a pathetic $1.5 by contrast but has done enough back-room dealing to pull into second in cash by the end of the first quarter.
In a crowded field of Democrat hopefuls, no one has yet to separate from the pack. And considering Beto lost the most expensive Senate fight in history to Ted Cruz, and Bernie got outflanked by Hillary in 2016, it wasn’t surprising to see their stars dim.
By the end of the first quarter of fundraising, Pres. Donald J. Trump has seen grassroots supporters swell his 2020 war chest to $30.3 million. His total outpaces any two Democrats combined.
According to recent figures, Bernie supporters have slowed their initial burst. Although he leads other Democrats, he’s only added $12 million since the opening bell for an $18 million tally. Harris has quietly raised money, but only has about two-thirds of Sanders’ advantage at $12 million. Beto-mania cooled off pretty quickly after allegations of drunk driving, computer hacking and statements that he leaves child-raising to the wife. While head-to-head comparisons look grim for Democrats, it’s actually much worse.
Anti-business, anti-one-percenter candidates such as Bernie and Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth “Fauxcahontas” Warren are not garnering enough small donations from the supposed low- and middle-income voters they claim to champion. Warren has raised a paltry $6 million during the entire first quarter.
“You might have seen some of the big numbers in the headlines, from $7 million to $18 million. Here’s a tip: Take a look at the number of grassroots donors — and donations — that candidates report,” Warren’s campaign manager Roger Lau said. “For instance: One of the other candidates who had more or less the same number of donations raised 55 percent more money because of big-dollar contributions. Another candidate had just about the same number of people donate overall, but also raised twice as much money from big-dollar donors.”
Warren’s Washington-insider campaign manager makes an excellent point about the importance of grassroots donations. Plentiful smaller donations have a strong connection to popularity among average American voters. And that seems to be a double-whammy for Democrats. According to reports, upwards of 99 percent of Pres. Trump’s first-quarter donations were under $200.
Compounding the problem for far-left liberal candidates, donations by Trump supporters averaged a modest $34.26. When low- and middle-income families open their wallets en masse like this, that points to people recognizing their lives have gotten better. Americans are investing in President Trump based on a surging economy and the lowest unemployment numbers since Neil Armstrong walked on the moon. It’s so bad for Democrats that Sen. Warren’s finance director just quit. Guess flunking that DNA test really hurt.
Although the fake news media widely tout creepy Joe Biden as being immensely popular among Democrats, not a peep about him being cash-flush has been mentioned. There was some speculation that Obama would step in and make it rain. But frankly, there’s just too much at stake to slip back into that Obama economy by electing Creepy Joe. And, certainly, working families don’t want to turn the country into Socialist Venezuela by voting Crazy Bernie.
President Trump isn’t just in the lead after one-quarter of fundraising. His campaign has lapped all comers. Beyond his early haul, the Republican National Committee raised an additional $45.8 million during the first quarter. That’s a staggering $82 million cash on hand in just three months. By contrast, the Democratic National Committee was reportedly suffering $4.6 million in debt.
~ Conservative Zone