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Anyone who knows much about the state of Tennessee probably knows that it is divided into three sections--east Tennessee, west Tennessee, and middle Tennessee, according to the state constitution--and that Johnson City is in upper east Tennessee (past Knoxville).

Just last night (as I write this), President Trump was in Johnson City.

My fear is that he is preaching to the choir--trying to pump up those who already Republicans (in the hope of prompting them to be sure to vote), rather than reaching out to independents.

Have others noticed this propensity also?
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My fear is that he is preaching to the choir--trying to pump up those who already Republicans (in the hope of prompting them to be sure to vote), rather than reaching out to independents.
This is a Karl Rove technique...

"Whipping up the base" gets THEM involved, which, in turn, campaign on Trump's behalf and may turn some indies...

You could have a 10% party affiliation lead and still lose if your base isn't enthused enough to actually go out and vote...

Also, I imagine stations in Tennessee broadcast the rally, live, so any message was not blacked out to the Indies...
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I didn't know about this rally. If there are any more rallies close to the Knoxville area, I'd like to go!
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I failed to mention that east Tennessee is strong Republican territory--and has been ever since the Civil War (over 150 years ago).

Tennessee was the last (of 11) states to secede, and join the Confederacy. However, even then, east Tennessee was strong Lincoln country. The rest of the state--well, not so much.
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This is a Karl Rove technique...

"Whipping up the base" gets THEM involved, which, in turn, campaign on Trump's behalf and may turn some indies...
That is an interesting thought.

But some of us much prefer being cerebral to being visceral.

We do not vote according to a style best exemplified, perhaps, by high-school cheerleaders--but according to an intellectual comparison of the two candidates (plus, of course, the question of who is the leader of each party--this will surely impact the votes of whichever candidate wins--and just how, if at all, it may impact majority status).

Where does this leave us, anyway?
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Each man/woman on their own merits. Trump's support, or lack there of, is not in play for me.

While I understand what pjohns is saying, there are a number of indies in that area. Perhaps, if nothing else, they will get out and vote.
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