Don’t be surprised if public opinion polls move in Donald Trump’s direction, writes James Freeman in the WSJ. In his acceptance speech last Thursday, President Trump “offered an unapologetic and forceful defense of America and the people responsible for its safety.”
Defending the Liberty that Makes America Great
President Trump also rejected the idea of continued lockdowns as a response to the coronavirus, arguing instead for reopening and revival, continues Mr. Freeman.
Don’t be surprised if public opinion polls move in his direction.
Already, one particular type of opinion survey is signaling a Trump surge.
Biden’s Lead Collapsing
According to a RealClearPolitics average of political betting markets, in which customers wager on the likely election winner, a lead for former Vice President Joe Biden that had ballooned to more than 24 percentage points a month ago has lately fallen to around six.
From Donald Trump’s Acceptance Speech
At the Democrat National Convention, Joe Biden and his party repeatedly assailed America as a land of racial, economic, and social injustice. So tonight, I ask you a very simple question: How can the Democrat Party ask to lead our country when it spends so much time tearing down our country?
In the left’s backward view, they do not see America as the most free, just, and exceptional nation on earth. Instead, they see a wicked nation that must be punished for its sins.
Our opponents say that redemption for you can only come from giving power to them. This is a tired anthem spoken by every repressive movement throughout history.
But in this country, we don’t look to career politicians for salvation. In America, we don’t turn to government to restore our souls—we put our faith in Almighty God.
Joe Biden is not the savior of America’s soul—he is the destroyer of America’s jobs…
Our country wasn’t built by cancel culture, speech codes, and soul-crushing conformity. We are not a nation of timid spirits. We are a nation of fierce, proud, and independent American patriots.
We are a nation of pilgrims, pioneers, adventurers, explorers and trailblazers who refused to be tied down, held back, or reined in . . .
I want every child in America to know that you are part of the most exciting and incredible adventure in human history. No matter where your family comes from, no matter your background, in America, anyone can rise. With hard work, devotion, and drive, you can reach any goal and achieve every ambition.
The Future of Our Country
After Joe Biden’s largely forgettable speech at the DNC, Mr. Freeman predicts, “voters may spend some time pondering Trump comments like this one as they consider the future of our country:”
Americans are exhausted trying to keep up with the latest list of approved words and phrases, and the ever-more restrictive political decrees. Many things have a different name now, and the rules are constantly changing.