I’ve heard the conservative-leaning electorate described as the “slumbering giant” or similar, and this article gives several good reasons why we are quietly waiting our turn to vote rather than burning down Harvard or the New York Times building. (Okay, also because that would be illegal, and we have jobs and such.)
More to the point is why we are quiet at the moment. Just out of curiosity, can anyone give me a single instance where a conservative voter has gone around yanking “Biden” or “Clinton” yard signs out of people’s gardens? Not one? I can’t think of any either. Nor, by the way, have I read any reports of cars being keyed or otherwise damaged simply because they sported a “Howard Dean For President”, “Clinton/Gore” or “Biden/Harris” bumper sticker — and in both the above, had there been any such incidents, you can be damn sure that it would have got full coverage on the nightly news or in the Washington Post.
No: all such hostility has come from the Left, pretty much as it always has.
That said, just because we aren’t crucifying the board of the Soros Foundation en masse or hanging random Pantifa rioters from lamp posts does not mean that we aren’t seething with rage — and believe me, we have every good reason to be enraged, not just at the above but also at the way that Big Government has become the equivalent of a giant weight pressing down on all of us. (Here’s a little boo-hoo article from City Journal which talks about the topic in detail.)
In three weeks’ time we’ll see of all the above is true enough to bring out the conservative vote in droves, and keep the Left away from the levers of power.
Just don’t believe the polls. As the first linked article suggests, they’re asking questions in a frame which no longer exists, and in any event, the Left has a real interest in making us think that we don’t stand a chance — just as they did when that Trotskyist bitch Hillary Clinton ran for office in 2016 — so the polls are not to be believed.
Here’s what I think: the sleeping conservative dragon is going to wake up, and I don’t think the Left are going to like the results. If it were me, I’d be warming up the helicopters’ engines and handing out pre-noosed ropes — we already have sufficient guns and ammo — in preparation for the Glorious Day (as Mr. Free Market puts it).
But like all conservatives, I’d be satisfied with a massive Trump / Republican electoral victory next month. And for that, the Left should be grateful.