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Wed Apr 13, 2016, 03:29 PM

 

IT STARTED WITH THE CLOWN CAR CANDIDATES AND ENDS WITH THE VOTERS

In the past, the GOP candidates for the Presidency followed a pretty standard approach. The nomination process was spent appealing to the evangelical base that showed up en masse to vote in the primaries. Making it to the general election meant a swing to a more centrist position with the base having to accept the nominee, even if their views weren't totally reflected. It was an act of compromise by the voters, both centrist and right. The centrist voters had to forget the candidate’s previous catering to the far right and base voters had to excuse the candidate’s softening stance in the general election. All for the chances of the party to carry the Presidency and prevail in the national elections.

It changed this year. Big time. Sure, the candidates have been on a collision course, but in the end it will be the voters that tear the GOP apart. This year's crop of candidates, especially Trump, started to reveal the party polarization that previously existed and their supporters are going to take it the rest of the way.

[link:http://www.zenruption.com/politicsareneverzen/4/13/it-started-with-the-clown-car-candidates-and-ends-with-the-voters|

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