Donald John Trump ventured to western Pennsylvania this weekend to campaign on behalf of Rick Saccone, a Republican candidate for Congress.
The election is set for Tuesday.
The president seems to think his presence on the campaign podium will help Saccone defeat his Democratic opponent, Conor Lamb.
Hmm. Let’s ponder that for a moment. Oh, how about this?
Trump campaigned in Alabama in 2017 on behalf of U.S. Sen. Luther Strange, who was running for election in the Republican primary. Strange had been appointed to the Senate after Jeff Sessions left to become attorney general.
Strange didn’t win. He lost to Roy Moore, the highly controversial former Alabama Supreme Court chief justice.
Trump then endorsed Moore and campaigned — more or less — for the embattled former judge. Moore, remember, had those accusations of sexual misconduct hanging over his candidacy.
Moore ended up losing the special election to Doug Jones, a Democrat who became the first senator from his party to represent Alabama in 25 years.
The president’s “popularity” in Alabama didn’t take either of his preferred candidates over the finish line ahead of their foes.
Will he find the magic in Pennsylvania?