29 Mar DeWeese Predicts Republican Landslide
Washington, DC – Tom DeWeese, president of the American Policy Center, predicts a Republican landslide in November’s elections. The Center is a grassroots, activist think thank. It publishes a monthly newsletter, The DeWeese Report.
In the June issue of The DeWeese Report, he writes, “it is possible that Gore could be on his way to the worst landslide defeat since Nixon crushed McGovern in 1972.” DeWeese factors five reasons for his predictions, the first of which is that “the Democrats are not showing signs of enthusiasm for the Gore campaign.”
DeWeese notes next that Clinton fatigue may be growing “as more revelations prove the Republican impeachment charges were true. Today, a majority of Americans now say they favor the impeachment.”
“Gores personal scandals continue to surface, particularly those concerning illegal fund raising practices,” says DeWeese. “As a result, his attempts to position himself as the campaign finance reform candidate has produced outright laughter.” Even media friendly to the Gore campaign have expressed “surprise that he would take up such a cause”, notes DeWeese.
The rise in the cost of gasoline is yet another factor DeWeese believes will impact the Gore campaign. “Gore may finally have to face what has been a smoking gun since 1992, his radical environmental positions as clearly defined in his book, Earth in the Balance. Gore declared war on the automobile, calling for its demise.”
Noting that “Gore’s biggest voter base is organized labor”, DeWeese points to a survey of union employees that shows “an astounding seventy-four percent don’t agree” with the union endorsements Gore has received. In particular, “auto worker’s unions have also expressed opposition to Gore’s radical anti-car environmental positions, including the UN’s Kyoto Global Warming treaty.”
Citing the polls in 1980, DeWeese noted that Ronald Reagan and Jimmy Carter were shown to be running neck and neck right up until the final days, but Reagan crushed Carter in a landslide that “the experts didn’t see coming.”