As I am sure you are aware by now, the November 2022 midterms are mere days away at this point. As such, everyone up for re-election, all the first-time candidates, and more than a few who aren’t either are out in full force speaking at events, holding meetings, and even knocking on doors to get a few more last-minute votes.
But it’s not simply enough to get out there and speak to the people who might elect them or their colleagues. Rather, connecting with those individuals on topics that matter to them will make all the difference. Furthermore, clarify that you are on the same regarding those issues.
So what’s important going into this Election Day?
Despite what most Democrats will tell you, it’s not abortion. Neither is climate change. Hell, it’s not even the fight for equality and increased social justice.
Instead, what everyone is talking about is the economy and, as a result, inflation, as our nation currently finds itself with record-high inflation on everything from the gas in your car to the food on your table and more. It’s been listed on poll after poll as the number issue of concern for Americans far and wide.
Naturally, there are other issues voters are discussing too. You know, things like crime rates and education policies, which are the very next two on the list of important election topics. And for southern states like Texas and New Mexico, the border and immigration are also big issues.
But for the most part, it’s all centered around the economy and what congressional candidates can do to help mitigate the effects of inflation on the American people.
And so, for those like Texas GOP Senator Ted Cruz, that has become the focus of all of his speeches and even a few of his jokes.
Now, to be clear, Cruz is not up for re-election this year. However, that doesn’t mean he’s not out there trying to put in his two cents and offer his help to any GOP candidates who might appreciate and/or need it.
Take Republican Representative Yvette Herrell from New Mexico, for example. While the incumbent does seem to be ahead of her Democratic opponent in the polls at present, it’s noted that the margin is quite slight. And that means any last-minute votes she can drum up, with or without the help of those like Ted Cruz, would be appreciated.
Lucky for her, Cruz has been more than willing to help her out.
On Monday night, he traveled to the Land of Enchantment, as New Mexico is known to speak at the New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum on Herrell’s behalf.
There, he made sure to hit home with voters by talking about inflation and just how badly Joe Biden and his administration, as well as the progressive left, have ruined our economy and made us all struggle a bit more just to make ends meet. And, as usual, he didn’t disappoint. According to Las Cruces Sun News, the audience was fired up by Cruz and his energetic speech.
Part of that may have been because he used a few wickedly clever jokes that no doubt pushed all the right buttons.
The best of the night torched not only the Democratic Party as a whole but specifically, Hunter Biden, California Representative Eric Swalwell, and the unofficial and far left-leaning domestic terrorist group known as Antifa.
Cruz said, “Inflation is so bad that ANTIFA can’t afford BRICKS, Eric Swalwell can’t afford Chinese dinners, and HUNTER BIDEN can’t afford CRACK.”
It’s a good one, right? Well, it at least had the crowds in Las Cruces rolling with laughter and applause.
Of course, Cruz went on to continue bashing the Democratic Party and where they have led us as a nation. But I’d wager few things stuck out to voters more than that joke and the likely truth of it.
Hopefully, come the midterms, we can get some people into Congress who can positively change our economy.