By DEXTER DUGGAN
PHOENIX — Arizona State Treasurer Jeff DeWit, a Republican who knows his numbers, went down a list of chilling statistics on a hot day here in front of a fired-up crowd waiting to hear presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump.
It was nearly a year since a successful Trump rally in Phoenix last July persuaded the Manhattan billionaire that he really might have a potent presidential campaign within his grasp. He may have thought he needed to bellow then to get attention.
However, treasurer DeWit’s devastating surgical presentation on Barack Obama’s damaging custody of America suggests that more such GOP precision, and less Trump bluster, is the right prescription today, when the billionaire is criticized for using failing tactics.
DeWit was among Arizona GOP leaders providing the introductions for Trump’s June 18 appearance here at Veterans Memorial Coliseum. They weren’t running away from the billionaire developer, although some high-profile people were absent.
“I can tell you that Mr. Trump is one of the smartest and quickest minds of our times,” said DeWit, who added that he had been the first elected official in the nation last year to endorse Trump’s presidential candidacy.
By the time he went down the list of horribles spawned by Obama’s left-wing government, DeWit had the crowd on its feet, chanting “USA, USA!” in defiance of the damage Obama wrought.
It was the kind of record that should destroy any left-wing Democratic presidential nominee in 2016, like Hillary Clinton, hoping to serve at least another four years in the White House in order to continue Obama’s disastrous policies. … Continue Reading