THUD: David Brooks trips over Trump while rolling out explanation for Kamala Harris’ failure to catch on nationally
The New York Times has reported that the 2020 campaign of Kamala Harris is in trouble due to various factors:
‘OOF’! Report on state of Kamala Harris’ campaign doesn’t bode well for her 2020 bid https://t.co/8Nq0RpOLnU
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) November 29, 2019
One of those factors is that Harris could be a Democrat candidate who might have trouble winning over and/or understanding rural voters and others in what they call “flyover country.” The Times’ David Brooks put it this way:
It’s hard to run for national office from California or New York. The urban parts of those states are so unrepresentative you don’t understand what you’re about to face. https://t.co/S7AsKZ5Ly1
— David Brooks (@nytdavidbrooks) November 29, 2019
That tweet should have come with an asterisk, because exceptions do apply:
Our president is…. Donald Trump, who has buildings in his name in NYC https://t.co/N72KqSXtjd
— Sam Stein (@samstein) November 29, 2019
Donald Trump (R-NY) pic.twitter.com/cybvMJdcG1
— Colin Duffy (@TheRightDuff) November 29, 2019
In other words, it can be done.
The current president is from New York and the last president was from Chicago, David. https://t.co/f3Iz6PB9Ns
— Matt Pearce 🦅 (@mattdpearce) November 29, 2019
Check me if I'm wrong here, but wasn't Trump from New York? I mean, he didn't carry New York, but…..
— (((Mad Bastard))) (@MadBastard_v2) November 29, 2019
The president of the United States ran from his apartment in Manhattan. https://t.co/HV2KJw5HSB
— Yoni Appelbaum (@YAppelbaum) November 29, 2019
What the hell are you talking about? Trump is from Queens FFS.
— Fred Wellman (@FPWellman) November 29, 2019
And speaking of being “out of touch”…
Ironically, this also why the political media is so grossly out of touch with the voting public.
You’re all in NYC or DC. https://t.co/kGp2ySFqym
— Jesse Kelly (@JesseKellyDC) November 29, 2019
Just last month Brooks had a column featuring a hypothetical Trump voter named “Flyover Man” vs. a more progressive-thinking “Urban Man” that had a very “bubble-like” feel to it.