He knew exactly what he was doing.
When Judge Roy Moore tweeted “I think they’re afraid I’m going to take Alabama values to Washington and I can’t wait.” He wanted to annoy the left and also was trying to galvanize and expand his base in Alabama even more. In other words, he was manipulating people to further support his Senate race.
Us against them mentality.
Based on several poll numbers Roy Moore has a comfortable lead against his Democratic opponent. And his support base doesn’t believe the predatory sexual accusations hurled against him.
Prominent Republicans like Mitch Mcconnell who once demanded that Moore step down as the GOP Alabama Senate candidate has backed down. And even President Donald Trump has official thrown support for him.
Now that the old accusations seem to have quieted down, Moore decided to ignite discussion with his latest tweet. Also on the right, Steve Bannon, Breitbart News, announced plans on campaigning with Roy Moore for the Senate seat.
So Moore’s tweet was intended to annoy and get pushback from the left. And his master plan worked like a charm.
His critics had plenty to say about Moore’s values given he has been accused of sexual misconduct by multiple women, including some who say they were teenagers at the time.
Within Alabama, many conservatives feel they share the same ‘values’ as Judge Roy Moore. With critics questioning the candidate’s values, those who support him will feel it’s a personal attack on them. When it becomes personal, people will push harder back in the form of voting for Moore.