JD Vance's Winning Coalition
Where The Establishment Media Was Wrong About JD
“He was dead in the water,” “JD was going to get in fifth place,” and “he’s alienated every Republican,” this is what I heard for over a year during the time I worked on the Super PAC supporting JD Vance. People who built their careers as experts in politics were wrong and brazenly wrong about Vance and couldn’t understand how many of his positions that they called “disastrous” were actually building a winning coalition.
Here’s a point-by-point breakdown from inside the election and how JD’s coalition was built.
For the point of this post, I am not going to talk about the Trump endorsement or Peter Thiel. Both men’s role was obviously very important. Since this substack is about politics and policy, that’s where I’m keeping my focus—talking about the policies that the media said would alienate Republican voters but did the opposite.