Monday, July 27, 2020

Defunding the police may not pay well with important suburban women voters as well as others

I'm hearing it said quite a few times that the phrase "defund the police" isn't a good strategy. Reform the police is better. Reforming the whole economy, not just the police in my opinion.

I also hear that suburban women are an important swing voter group. Crime is still a big worry. Given that, Trump now has an ad out about life after defunding police. When you call 911, you get voicemail. If it's a rape, press 1, a murder press two and so forth. Also a long response time.

There's an old phrase that goes, "how is your message going to play in Peoria." I guess that means Peoria, Illinois. Suburban women are an important part of the electorate.