Who gets the last-week microphone? Right or wrong, that’s what matters.
If Dems can keep the spotlight on abortion, they win (as a large majority favors Dems on this issue).
If the Repubs can keep the spotlight on crime, they win (a majority favors Repubs here).
If the Dems can focus on how undercutting election integrity is now part of the Repubs’ fixed platform, this helps them.
If the Repubs focus on inflation, this helps them (absurdly, since inflation is worldwide and the US numbers are better than the global average).
In the fight for the mic, it seems Repubs are winning in the home stretch. As for me, I’d like to see the biggest spotlight on abortion, due to the enormity of what’s at stake for average families. Just imagine your daughters (and sons) going to college where they make one dumb mistake and abortion is a criminal offence, where your daughter doesn’t want her doctor to have information that might be used to track her periods, or where every text message about her period could be tracked and seized as criminal evidence.
Choose your meme and get it out there. Keep the focus where it should be this week. Don’t wait for the media to do it.