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Old 10-05-2019, 04:55 PM
Dr_Paprika is offline
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I think the Republicans do have reason to be apprehensive about changing demographics. It is true that Trump defied expectations. But there were a lot of factors behind this, and no reason they would all apply to subsequent pairs of candidates. Trump is unique in many ways.

There has already been a schism of sorts between classical conservatives, mega donors and Trump supporters, which can include dissatisfied workers, people without a college education, those who favour a specific issue, loyal Republicans and those who donít like the alternatives. These different factions may have different feelings about things, but most of them would rather be in power.

Accordingly, the Republicans will modify their messages if this is needed to gain broader support. They will seek candidates with specific appeal in a given district. They may even moderate and modify certain views.
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