It’s crunch time, folks. The candidates are now grasping for whatever small finger holds they can find to help drag them toward the finish line ahead of the other guy.
This is also what we like to refer to as “silly season”: The point in an election where wacky becomes the new normal, and we’re inundated by shocking reversals and legislative lunacy.
For instance, we have suddenly found ourselves reporting on an elected Democrat in Flint, Michigan going on on a big limb for Donald Trump, in the middle of this gusty political week.
Maurice Davis, a lifelong Democrat who serves as vice president of the Flint, Michigan, city council, endorsed President Donald Trump for re-election on Wednesday ahead of a speech by Vice President Mike Pence in a visit to the city.
“God uses whoever he wants to to bring His people out of whatever the problem has to be,” he said.
“President Trump is full of hate? Let me tell you something, the Democrats is full of hate.”
And there was more.
“I’m tired — I’ve been a Democrat, I’ve am a Democrat all my life, 64 years. Last four years, I voted for Hillary Clinton. This year, I decided to go with President Trump.
“I’m not a bootlicker. I’m not an Uncle Tom. I’m none of those things. I’m somebody that’s in a poor, impoverished community. …
“People are losing everything, and when Mr. Trump said, ‘What the hell you got to lose?’, he was talking to me.”
Davis also happens to be a talented blues musician.
We haver to wonder if Davis’ declaration will have the Democrats singing the blues themselves on Tuesday.
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