A little over a month ago, political pundits had all but declared Ohio locked up for Hillary Clinton, and thus, a likely easy walk into the White House for the Clinton campaign.
And then came an army of “deplorable” Americans who decided Mrs. Clinton did not represent the nation’s values nearly so much as she represents her own desire for power and influence.
The results of Hillary’s dismissive, elitist rebuke of millions of Americans has possibly been most astonishing in Ohio, bastion of American Midwest values.
“Hillary Clinton calls people who aren’t supporting her deplorable and irredeemable. I call people who aren’t supporting me American citizens—who are entitled to the same respect as anyone else—and I will not stop campaigning for every last American vote, in every last American community, right up until November 8th.” -Donald Trump during recent speech in Ohio.
It is no happenstance that Trump’s Ohio surge (along with other Midwest states such as Michigan and Wisconsin) came at the same times as Ford Motor Company’s announcement it was shipping all of its small-car production to Mexico – another hard kick to the collective nuts of Middle Class America.
Trump has warned jobs would continue to move out of this country if people continued to vote for the same-old-same-old. He says we can do better, and people are starting to not only listen, but more importantly, believe, that to be true.
One month ago, the Quinnipiac poll had Hillary Clinton winning in Ohio by 4 points.
This very same poll now has Donald Trump leading Ohio by 1 – a five point swing in just four weeks and a sign momentum is clearly in the Trump campaign’s favor. It is said internal polling that the Clinton campaign was quick NOT to let be known, has Trump with a more comfortable five-point lead in the critical battleground state. Those numbers have Team Clinton currently panicking and pleading with its media cohorts to change the political narrative to one that forcefully pushes back against Donald Trump’s recent successes.
If it’s Ohio for Trump on Election Day, it will likely be America for Trump as well, and the Clinton campaign is more determined than ever to make certain that doesn’t happen.