Scott Campaign Press Release - What to Expect in Miami
November 6th, 2023
TO: ?INTERESTED PARTIES
FR: JENNIFER DeCASPER, CAMPAIGN MANAGER
RE: TIM SCOTT FOR AMERICA: WHAT TO EXPECT IN MIAMI
We're on the cusp of the 3rd debate. And let's be honest — we all know what will happen.
Nikki Haley and Ron DeSantis will devolve into a slugfest. She'll attack him for the failing candidate that he is. He'll attack her for being the moderate that she is. They'll both be right.
Voters will shake their heads and wonder how either of these candidates could possibly go toe-to-toe with Donald Trump or beat Joe Biden.
We must move past just the "what" of policy arguments and personal attacks and start asking "How do you actually win?"
WINNING AS A CONSERVATIVE
Republican voters are sick and tired of being told they have to choose between real conservatives who share their values or electable candidates who can win the general.
That is a false choice. Conservatives don't have to compromise or hold their noses. In this primary, the conservative fighter and the winner are the same man.
Does anyone actually believe that a moderate who is running as the darling of Never Trumpers can win the GOP nomination? Nikki's canned lines can't change the fact that her ceiling is low and getting lower. Just ask Iowa Republicans. While nearly 70% say Tim Scott is conservative, just 36% say the same about her.
What about the man who spent $100 million to drop 30 points in the polls? The only thing consistent about Ron DeSantis' campaign is how much it's underwhelmed.
To say nothing of the obvious question: How can either candidate present a contrast with Donald Trump when he made each of their political careers?
That is the conversation Tim Scott will start Wednesday night. Tim Scott has the conservative credentials our base demands. The same ones Nikki Haley abandoned.
Tim Scott has an optimistic vision voters want. The same one Ron DeSantis can't articulate.
And Tim Scott is the best candidate to flip swing states that President Trump lost in 2020 and create a red wave up and down the ballot.
IOWA FUNDAMENTALS IN OUR FAVOR
At this same point in past cycles, names like Rudy Giuliani, Carly Fiorina, Rick Perry, and Michelle Bachmann were in double digits in Iowa. Meanwhile, eventual Iowa caucus winners such as Ted Cruz, Rick Santorum, and Mike Huckabee were all in single digits. For each of them, evangelical voters were the lynchpin to their success.
This time around, that evangelical lane has yet to be filled. And Tim is well-positioned to fill it.
According to our internal polling, almost half of all evangelical caucusgoers are "persuadable" and are open to voting for someone other than Trump. This group alone represents 20% of the entire electorate — and they're completely up for grabs.
Today, Tim has the highest net favorability rating among this community (77% to 8%).
THE MAN THE LEFT FEARS THE MOST
NBC, the network sponsoring the debate said, "Democrats see [Tim] as a tough general election opponent."
The left knows a Tim Scott-led ticket would usher in a red wave that would not just flip the White House but also carry the House and Senate. It would finally allow us to both win as conservatives and govern as conservatives.
That's why they fear him.
Because at the end of the day, that's what it's about: winning.
Isn't it time we chose someone who can actually do it?
Tim Scott, Scott Campaign Press Release - What to Expect in Miami Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/367668