Donald Trump Must Campaign Hard in New York to Become President!
Surrender would be suicidal.
Terrible news for Trumpers: A Siena poll shows Hillary Clinton leading Donald Trump in New York by 50% to 25%.
If that's not a wake up call to Team Trump, what would be?
Trump is a native New Yorker who announced his presidential candidacy in Trump Tower in Manhattan more than a year ago.
When Republican presidential aspirant and debate specialist Ted Cruz pandered to some Iowa Republican caucusers during a nationally televised debate by disparaging "New York values," Trump shocked Cruz with a serious, soft-spoken, downright presidential rebuttal that demonstrated that Trump belonged center stage and could be presidential when it really counted.
Short-sighted Cruz eked out a narrow win over Trump in Iowa (helped by false Cruz campaign reports that Ben Carson was dropping out).
BUT...then Trump surged.
Yes, Cruz subsequently achieved a notable victory in the Wisconsin Republican primary.
BUT... New York came next and there Trump crushed Cruz and Kasich and rolled on to victory.
The so-called "experts" who never expected Trump to be nominated seem to have counterparts in Trump World advising Trump not to campaign hard in New York.
That kind of myopic thinking would put the Clintons back in the White House.
Team Trump's strategy appears to be for Trump to win all the states Mitt Romney won in 2012 plus at least Pennsylvania, Florida and Ohio.
That's doable, IF Trump does not surrender in his home state (even if hr doesn't win it).
Surrender would be suicidal.
Bulletin to the so-called "experts": Voters in other states, especially neighboring Pennsylvania, Florida (with many former New Yorkers) and Ohio, will taker notice that Trump is not fighting for his home state and will be less inclined to believe that he'll fight for them and they should vote for and/or contribute to him.
This is particularly true because control of the United States Senate is at stake and the incumbent Republican Senators running for reelection in those states need Trump to run strong for their own benefit yet have not been enthusiastic Trump supporter.
There is a critical Senate race in New York too: Wendy Long, a 100% Trump supporter throughout there presidential campaign and the nominee of the Republican, Conservative and Reform Parties, is challenging the incumbent Democrat who expects to replace Harry Reid as Senate Democrat leader and fight to stop Trump from implementing his agenda, particularly appointing constitutional conservatives instead of "liberal judicial activists" who will effectively abolish the Second Amendment if they join the United States Supreme Court.
Focusing on judicial nominations may be the key to a Trump victory.
Long is particularly suited to make the case.
Long clerked for Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas and Judge Ralph Winter of there Second Circuit Court of Appeals as well as worked for Senators Gordon Humphrey and William Armstrong. She developed expertise on the judicial confirmation process as counsel to the Judicial Confirmation Network during the George W. Bush Administration and the Judicial Crisis Network during the Obama Administration.
The strongest message that New Yorkers can send across the nation that it's time to implement the Trump agenda and to end liberal judicial activism would be sending Long to the Senate to replace Schumer.
It's a message that Trump and Long should be promoting together in New York.
After all, implementation of the Trump agenda requires Congressional cooperation, Trump nominations require Senate confirmation, Trump needs to win and, unlike Senators Rob Portman of Ohio, Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania and Mario Rubio of Florida, Long has never been less than an ardent Trump supporter.
Michael J. Gaynor has been practicing law in New York since 1973. A former partner at Fulton, Duncombe & Rowe and Gaynor & Bass, he is a solo practitioner admitted to practice in New York state and federal courts and an Association of the Bar of the City of New York member.
Gaynor graduated magna cum laude, with Honors in Social Science, from Hofstra University's New College, and received his J.D. degree from St. John's Law School, where he won the American Jurisprudence Award in Evidence and served as an editor of the Law Review and the St. Thomas More Institute for Legal Research. He wrote on the Pentagon Papers case for the Review and obscenity law for The Catholic Lawyer and edited the Law Review's commentary on significant developments in New York law.
The day after graduating, Gaynor joined the Fulton firm, where he focused on litigation and corporate law. In 1997 Gaynor and Emily Bass formed Gaynor & Bass and then conducted a general legal practice, emphasizing litigation, and represented corporations, individuals and a New York City labor union. Notably, Gaynor & Bass prevailed in the Second Circuit in a seminal copyright infringement case, Tasini v. New York Times, against newspaper and magazine publishers and Lexis-Nexis. The U.S. Supreme Court affirmed, 7 to 2, holding that the copyrights of freelance writers had been infringed when their work was put online without permission or compensation.
Gaynor currently contributes regularly to www.MichNews.com, www.RenewAmerica.com, www.WebCommentary.com, www.PostChronicle.com and www.therealitycheck.org and has contributed to many other websites. He has written extensively on political and religious issues, notably the Terry Schiavo case, the Duke "no rape" case, ACORN and canon law, and appeared as a guest on television and radio. He was acknowledged in Until Proven Innocent, by Stuart Taylor and KC Johnson, and Culture of Corruption, by Michelle Malkin. He appeared on "Your World With Cavuto" to promote an eBay boycott that he initiated and "The World Over With Raymond Arroyo" (EWTN) to discuss the legal implications of the Schiavo case. On October 22, 2008, Gaynor was the first to report that The New York Times had killed an Obama/ACORN expose on which a Times reporter had been working with ACORN whistleblower Anita MonCrief.