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Why waste all this time in Iowa?


Makes so much sense. Bloomberg is a smart guy. Democrats spend a year knocking on doors in Iowa when Trump will win that state in the general election. They should be starting in battle ground states. Start in Wisc, then Mich 2nd, follow up in PA & NC.

That way we are building a network in those states and winning the people over that actually matter more in the general election.

Listen to the video on this link. He explains it so well.

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/mike-bloomberg-trolls-trump-in-tv-ads-across-battleground-states/



https://www.cnn.com/2020/01/13/opinions/iowa-new-hampshire-democratic-primary-bloomberg/index.html

Michael Bloomberg: Starting with Iowa and New Hampshire hurts Democrats and helps Trump


The Democratic Party reflects America's incredible diversity. But the first two voting states, Iowa and New Hampshire, are among the most homogenous in the nation. While it's great that candidates reach out to voters in these states at every pancake breakfast and town hall around, what about African-American, Latino, Asian American, Pacific Islanders, and other voters in places like Detroit, Montgomery, Phoenix, and Houston? I've visited them all recently, and almost to a person, voters tell me the other campaigns have almost no presence in their cities.

The problem is compounded by the fact that the two early voting states are unlikely to be consequential in the general election. So as a party, we are spending all of our time and resources outside of the battleground states we need to win.


Meanwhile, President Trump is spending his time in Michigan, Wisconsin, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Florida, and North Carolina -- all states we lost in 2016 by razor-thin margins. In 2020, we need to reverse at least some of those results -- and we also have the chance to flip other states that voted for Trump, including Arizona and even Texas.

But right now, we are in danger of repeating 2016 in large part because, as Democrats focus on Iowa and New Hampshire, Trump is operating at full-speed in the battleground states, with field staff and targeted television and digital advertisements. Tuesday, while Democrats are on stage in Des Moines, he'll be speaking to thousands of supporters in Wisconsin a state Democrats need to rebuild the Blue Wall.
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