“Dilbert” cartoonist Scott Adams predicts that the coming mid-term elections will see the biggest turnout by Republican ever. Similarly, he predicted that Donald Trump would win the 2015 Republican presidential nomination, having thoroughly analyzed the future president’s persuasion skills and media savvy. He also predicted that Trump had a chance to defeat Democrat Hillary Clinton.

Adams, who is also the author of the bestselling book, Win Bigly: Persuasion in a World Where Facts Don’t Matter, has a become a political commentator and publisher.

When he made his prediction about Trump, few pundits agreed with him. Since then, Adams has made other successful predictions, using his morning Periscope broadcasts and Twitter blasts propagate his ideas about politics and persuasion. 

According to Breitbart News, Adams is loathe to predict which of the two parties will emerge victorious in November. Saying that because there are local variations in the various states and districts are so various, there are “too many variables bigger than persuasion.” However, Adams predicted that “the greatest turnout by Republicans, maybe ever,” is coming next month on Election day.

When he was asked by Breitbart which party is more persuasive, Adams said that Democrats’ claim that Republicans are seeking to eliminate health care was annulled when Trump promised on Thursday that he will identify any Republicans who propose denying coverage for pre-existing conditions. Trump, said Adams, made a “magically good” move. Trump tweeted: “All Republicans support people with pre-existing conditions, and if they don’t, they will after I speak to them. I am in total support. Also, Democrats will destroy your Medicare, and I will keep it healthy and well!”

To explain the current political environment, Adams said that voters are “primed by whatever they’ve already seen,” and thus fall into a pattern. He said that Republicans were happy to see the surprise on the part of Democrats, which became a pattern. As for Republicans, Adams said that “Republicans are going to show up” at the polls.” While he admitted that he believes that it is “unlikely” that Republicans will retain control of the House of Representatives, he asserted that if they do win it will because Republicans are looking forward to the “fun” when Democrats are surprised again at the polls. “It’s predictable from the fact that they have felt that pattern and that payoff before. They see the same thing happening again, and are reminded of it,” he said. Fun, he said, will drive Republicans to the polls in November. 

Reflecting on the “mobs” unleashed by Democrats to protest against President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, Adams said that the GOP has a stronger message for voters because of their fear of the left. Having suggested last week that he had suggested that Republicans should use the slogan “jobs not mobs,” it was not until Friday that Trump himself tweeted the Twitter hashtag #JobsNotMobs.



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Spero News writer Martin Barillas is a former US diplomat, who also worked as a democracy advocate and election observer in Latin America. His first novel 'Shaken Earth', is available at Amazon.

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