Telling Tale of Trump's Tele-Rally
Dan Cox may be getting Trump for a tele-rally. So why isn't Trump coming in person?
Coxworld is all a twitter because former President Donald Trump has scheduled a tele-rally in support of Cox on Wednesday night.
I can’t imagine sitting on a phone call in a “rally” for any politician, much less listening to Trump babble on in support of Dan Cox, but that’s beside the point.
But the existence of this “tele-rally” tells us a lot about Dan Cox’s chances of victory.
In 2022, Donald Trump has gone practically anywhere he can to hold rallies in support of candidates he think is going to win their primaries.
He went to Greensburg, PA for Mehmet Oz;
He went to Austin, TX in order to support Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton;
He went all the way to Anchorage, AK in order to rally pro-Trump candidates there;
He’s going to Prescott Valley, AZ later this month to support gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake;
Dan Cox on the other hand gets….a phone call.
If we know anything about Donald Trump from his political life, it's that he wants to be perceived as being associated with winners. For example, he would not have flown nearly 4,000 miles one-way from Mar-a-Lago to Anchorage if he didn’t think Sarah Palin were going to win the Congressional special election in Alaska next month. In the same way, Trump started cutting out public appearances for David Perdue’s campaign for Governor of Georgia once it became obvious that Perdue couldn’t win.
Trump wants Cox to win. He’s endorsed him. But he doesn’t believe in him enough to actually make the short flight up from Florida to do a rally for him.
There will be continued to be plenty of bluster from Cox and company in the last week before the primary, certainly about the perceived importance of this tele-rally.