Trump Only Has So Much Time to Campaign For Republicans.

As noted by Howard Fineman on MTP today, Trump making time to campaign for Ted Cruz in Texas — something that screams more about Cruz’s character and that Beto O’Rourke must be doing something right — highlights the dire political straits that Trump is careening towards.  According to Fineman, Trump is running into the problem of time constraints.  Yeah, Trump can fire up his base, but Trump cannot be in ALL of the 50-75 congressional districts that are at stake in this election.

Laura Clawson already pointed out that Republicans are already doing financial triage for the House, but I have to admit that I didn’t think of the scarcity of time for Trump to try hold off a possible Blue Wave.  Some House Republicans will simply not get to have Trump come in and try to campaign for them.  I say “try” because Trump will make any appearance all about him.

Even the Indianapolis Star — via the Louisville Courier-Journal — noticed that when Trump shows up to campaign for a Republican, he provides throwaway Tweets and lines for the Republican candidate.

Mike Braun may be feeling good about President Donald Trump endorsing him Thursday morning on Twitter. But Braun may want to hold off on framing that endorsement tweet.

Let’s just say the endorsement lacks a certain personalized touch. The compliments Trump gave to Braun aren’t unique to Braun. The compliments are contained in what might be called a “form tweet.”

Here’s how he endorsed Braun on Thursday morning:

that endorsement tweet.

Let’s just say the endorsement lacks a certain personalized touch. The compliments Trump gave to Braun aren’t unique to Braun. The compliments are contained in what might be called a “form tweet.”

Here’s how he endorsed Braun on Thursday morning:

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But Trump Tweeted this about another Republican in OK:

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Narcissists make bad campaigners for others, but I digress.

Now, we have less than 67 days now before the election.  Correct?  And while some of those toss-ups are clustered in some states, others are not.  Once again, Fineman cited Republican Andy Barr’s seat in KY-6th.  Fineman says — and I do not doubt him — that Trump will probably NOT go to Barr’s district to campaign for him.

I thought this was telling because Trump is still popular in very RED KY.