During four nights of the Democratic National Convention, there was lots of lip-service given to bringing good paying jobs to America. But farmers were really only referenced once, and manufacturing barely got noticed. Rather, it was radical hate, radical calls for justice and radical ideas for the country like the Green New Deal.
The Green New Deal doesn’t create jobs, it destroys farmers and manufacturing.
The Midwest got short-shrift. And those still wondering where to cast their vote found nothing of substance from Democratic candidate Joe Biden’s platitudes. Here are three things the RNC must say to get fence-sitters in Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and Ohio to vote for Trump:
1 – Remind farmers of trade deals made, and of more trade deals on the way
It’s good to sell soybeans to China, but farmers have no faith in a China deal lasting long term. Republicans must focus on potential and completed trade deals to get farmers excited. Specifically, how US farmers can sell the EU more corn to fuel their ethanol craze.
2 – Reduce more regulations
The Trump team has not done enough to explain to America how reducing regulation has not only saved Americans billions of dollars, but has put those dollars into new equipment, new opportunities, new jobs and put new dollars in their pockets. They should announce further regulation reduction to ease the burden on manufacturers, and encourage growth.
3 – Drug independence means drug manufacturing
Coronavirus has exposed a massive problem: America relies far too much on China for life-saving medicine for those we love. America must begin the manufacture of those drugs immediately. The Midwest is craving opportunities to further build out its medical growth. If Trump is smart, he will drill down on this need and identify the Midwest as the place to bring investment and tax incentives.
We know the RNC will talk about law and order – something that the DNC also avoided – and that conversation is a winner. But jobs can not be overlooked. Moreover, respect for the people who actually build America is what the Midwest is looking for…and what they will respond to.