This has been the talk this week (video below) - and hey, I like Tucker Carlson - sue me.
Or I should say I often like him - sometimes he can be an absolute asshat (his rhetoric on immigration especially was simplistic and verging on Trumpy).........on the other hand I said in another thread on here that he dissected the "defund the police" and cultural issues rather brilliantly imo.
I don't really think a guy who attracts that white a base only (At least right now) and is another outsider is the right answer post-Trump but t's fun to speculate.
So assuming this is Biden's year and also that leads to a Dem controlled House/Senate (gulp) who is the man - or woman - to anchor a Republican comeback?
Actually does that assumption have to even hold - if Trump rebounds to win 2020 does the "likely nominee" change anyway?
Yeah I know, this is 4 years away but stick your neck out and look into your crystal ball!
Will it be Cruz or Rubio to help win a battleground state?
Side note: Will Nikki Haley be the first female (and non-white!) ever nominated by a major party in 2024?
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If Tucker wants it the nomination is absolutely his. I don't know how anyone could laugh off the possibility or treat it like a joke after Trump. I don't think he'd win the GE because he's a dork and doesn't have the "regular guy speaking his mind" appeal that Trump has with some people, but he would keep Trump's base within the Republican party.
Haley makes rational sense, she has the resume (well received governor, UN ambassador) and it would be good for their image to nominate someone other than a white man, but the contemporary right does not seem interested in being rational at the moment.
Post by mikediastavrone96 on Jul 11, 2020 17:40:18 GMT
Nikki Haley would make evangelicals uncomfortable and evangelicals are the biggest stronghold in the Republican base. No way on Earth they would gamble that for someone born into a Sikh family who rebuffed a possible transgender bathroom bill.
If Trump doesn't win in 2020, even losing by a large margin, I still see him getting the nomination in 2024 if he wants to, and is not in jail. If not, whoever he endorses or manages to connect with his base.
It's interesting to me that the guys who challenged Trump likely signed their death certificate in the party - Flake, Ryan, Romney ......not voting in my own poll but I would think those guys exiled themselves tbh.
I could actually see Trump if he loses in 2020 get a Fox show where he tries to stay involved in party politics and helps Haley tbh although he mended fences with Cruz......as long as Haley is NOT pro-choice that always makes Republicans candidates a de facto religious right pick as long as Dems are not going to bend a little.
Post by Pittsnogle_Goggins on Jul 14, 2020 15:00:07 GMT
It’s hard to say because the party definitely want Jeb or Rubio or to a lesser extent Cruz and Trump just kept winning primaries and the party was forced to embrace him. So I’m sure they’ll have a preferred candidate but will things revert to the political status quo?