More importantly, noble instincts live in the hearts of Americans.” Romney has since said that he won’t run against Trump, but that he won’t necessarily support him either. It is difficult to read Romney’s column and not think that he won’t at least be part of any conversation about which Republican might be able to take on Trump for the Republican nomination. Trump’s popularity among Republicans also demonstrates the gap between how Republican voters and some Republican elites think about the president. Policies around trade and foreign policy where Trump differs from Republican orthodoxy still polarize Republican leaders, but these are not the kinds of issues that will swing large number of voters in a Republican primary. Over the last two years, the Republican Party has become Trump’s.
Source: Egypt Independent January 15, 2019 11:35 UTC