Balder-dash!

By PatD, a Trail Mix Contributor

Declaring wins with thin margins of 1700 votes or so when 8000 are still to be counted? Even if those 8000 all go red, it’s only the warm-up to November. “It ain’t over till it’s over” as Yogi Berra profoundly proclaimed.

Laugh or Cry Campaigning

By PatD, a Trail Mix Contributor

About that rather unusual campaign ad: from The Guardian:

Liberals might be unable to fathom how this could make voters more likely to vote for DeSantis, yet he clearly feels confident that he’s not the butt of the joke.

The ad serves as a reminder of Trump’s soaring approval ratings among Republican voters, and how difficult it will be for some Republican candidates to win races if they distance themselves from the White House.

DeSantis even seems well prepared for the backlash. He has come under some criticism for using his young children, but on Fox News he said such comments just show people have “no sense of humor” – a line that will surely further please a base that rails against political correctness.

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A Tale of a Tell

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In a meeting with Trump, Bill Gates says he was puzzled by the fact that the president referred to himself in the third person. #Trump #inners #BillGates
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“When I walked in, his first sentence kind of threw me off,” Gates recalls. “He said, ‘Trump hears that you don’t like what Trump is doing.’ And I thought wow, but you’re Trump. I don’t know if the third-party form was what was expected. You know: Gates says, but Gates knows that you’re not doing things right.”