David Bozell: 2016 Proves Base Turnout Critical to GOP’s Future

Washington, DC

David Bozell, president of ForAmerica, joined Breitbart News Daily SiriusXM host Alex Marlow on Monday to discuss the importance of both social media and base turnout in politics today. Bozell contends that only Donald Trump’s popularity across the Republican base has made 2016 competitive for the Republican ticket in 2016.

“If you look at any poll, Donald Trump is up by ten to twenty percentage points with self-identified independents,” said Bozell, pointing out that in the past, “If Republicans were up by twenty points with independents, we’d be measuring the White House drapes by now.”

Continued Bozell, “The question is, how many quote-unquote independents are there?” Bozell suggested that Obama upended politics with his strategy in 2008 and 2012. “Obama looked at it and said, ‘There are more self-identified conservatives, but I’m going to get my base so fired up that I’m going to outwork you, and my Get Out the Vote (GOTV) operation is going to be much better than yours.'”

Along with discussing the need to campaign more aggressively for base votes, including in so-called ‘Blue’ regions of competitive states, Bozell discussed the impact of social media on politics in 2016 and going forward.

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