NY Sides with TRUMP

Since Ronald Reagan’s surprise victory in 1980, New York has not supported a Republican for president, but Ed Cox, the chair of the state Republican Party, told Fox News Digital on Monday that this trend is likely to change.


According to Cox, there are growing similarities between President Biden’s administration and that of former President Carter. He further said that while the Empire State is blue, it is really “blue-collar blue, not West-Side-Manhattan blue.”


This is why, according to Cox, New Yorkers as a whole are “pragmatic” and experiencing a real déjà vu from the run-up to the last time the state startled the nation on Election Day, even if the state does have well-known areas of progressive strongholds.


“In New York, there are a lot of independents. They are also the ones who will examine it and decide whether or not to take a chance. Cox said, reiterating his conviction that Trump can get its 28 electoral votes.


“New Yorkers take a look at what’s going on in the foreign arena and the weakness of [Biden].”


Cox acknowledged that he had already made up his mind before Biden’s appalling performance in the debate, but he said that the forum did support his position.


“Whatever you want to say about Biden’s ailments, it just goes to show that he is simply out of touch with what the American people want.” However, Cox pointed out that Carter was also out of touch, based on his malaise address.

“While it’s not exactly the same, it still demonstrates that they are disconnected from the needs of the American people, whereas President Trump is.” It opens much more fascinating parallels.


Drawing a comparison to Trump’s rally reminders of his four-year record, Cox observed that Reagan’s “Are you better off than you were four years ago” comment was a game-changer against Carter and predicted that the same message would resound in New York.


Cox pointed out that the state’s African-American and Hispanic vote blocs are beginning to flip in Trump’s favor. He claimed to have seen that claim embodied in the sizable gathering at Crotona Park at the former president’s most recent Bronx speech.


According to Cox, in 1980, “stagflation” under Carter and a collapsing GDP in the global commercial hub were weighing heavily on New Yorkers. Richard Nixon, another president of that period, is the son-in-law of the chair.


“It was ‘It’s the economy, stupid’ then, and it’s ‘It’s the economy, stupid’ now,” said Cox.


Even though former New York Representative Lee Zeldin (R) came extremely close to toppling Governor Kathy Hochul, he was not successful.


Zeldin was also helped by a tough-on-crime platform, although he was forced to prematurely invest resources in an expensive primary, in contrast to the state’s previous Republican governor, George Pataki.


In response to a question about how 2024 will vary from 2020—when Biden won New York by a wide margin—Cox reverted to describing New Yorkers as pragmatic.


He pointed out that New York Mayor Eric Adams defeated GOP contender Curtis Sliwa after overwhelming more progressive opponents in his primary. Democrats in the state also have a tendency to embrace more populist politicians, he noted.