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Wed Jul 22, 2020, 01:41 PM

After Trump, will GOP search soul or stay course? [View all]

By the end of this week it will be a hundred days until the 2020 election, and it sure seems like President Trump is in big trouble.

FiveThirtyEight has Joe Biden with a pretty large lead; and the Post-ABC poll has him with an even larger lead. The Upshot’s Nate Cohn notes that Biden’s lead is larger than any presidential race has seen in the last quarter-century. The Economist projects a 93 percent chance Trump loses the electoral college and a 99 percent chance he loses the popular vote. Even GOP donors are beginning to pivot away from Trump and toward protecting the GOP majority in the Senate.

Can Trump be reelected in November? Sure, it’s possible! But with each day the coronavirus pandemic persists and Trump flails, the probability of a turnaround seems less likely. The likelihood that Trump will bring down other Republicans running for office must also be considered.

Let’s assume this outcome for a second: What does it mean for the GOP? Politics is a coldblooded game, and even before Trump has been declared a political dead-man-walking, speculation is beginning about what comes after. Commentary’s Noah Rothman recently observed, “The post-Trump era could begin sooner than many expect, and it would serve Republicans to prepare accordingly.”



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