If Democratic Senate candidate Doug Jones is going to defeat Republican Roy Moore in the solidly “red” state of Alabama, he’s going to have to convince his base to vote and draw in a few Republican-leaning voters as well.
To that end, Jones is getting all sorts of help from outside of the state, including New Jersey Senator Cory Booker, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick, and even former President Barack Obama himself, who reportedly recorded a get-out-the-vote robocall for his fellow Democrat.
As of Sunday night, the Jones campaign has yet to play the Obama card, for fear of alienating the one group they need to ultimately win: “Republican leaning white voters,” according to the New York Times.
Of course, that hasn’t stopped the Jones campaign from fear mongering, trying to drive its African-American base to the polls by running commercials declaring that Moore is “backed by the racist alt-right groups” and calling him “a birther, still insisting that Barack Obama was born in Kenya and isn’t an American.”
On Moore’s side, President Trump is trying to do his part without actually campaigning in the state by taping a robocall of his own:
— Fox News (@FoxNews) December 10, 2017
“Hi, this is President Donald Trump and I need Alabama to go vote for Roy Moore,” Trump says in the call. “We’re already making America great again. I’m going to make America safer and stronger and better than ever before. But we need that seat. We need Roy voting for us. I am stopping illegal immigration and crime. We’re building a stronger military and protecting the Second Amendment and our pro-life values. But if Alabama elects liberal Democrat Doug Jones all of our progress will be stopped cold.”
Trump said Moore is “the guy we need to pass our Make America Great Again agenda.”
“Roy is a conservative who will help me steer this country back on track after eight years of the Obama disaster,” said the president.
Republicans are between a rock and a hard place in Alabama. While Moore is accused of doing some pretty unsavory things four decades ago, in allegations that suspiciously only came to light after he defeated Luther Strange in the GOP primaries, it should be obvious what the pro-choice, anti-Second Amendment, liberal Democrat Jones would do is he is given the reigns of power.
In other words, Alabamians need to decide whether what Moore may or may not have done four decades ago is worse than what people like Jones will do to them, and the rest of the country, right now.
It should be an easy choice.
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