The struggle for the GOP’s soul will begin the day after Trump loses the elections. And there is a strong contingent of conservative intellectuals who are making the case that Trump was the wrong messenger for the right message of economic populism and immigration restrictionism.
But polls show that this is a losing position with the rest of America, particularly millennials, notes Reason Foundation Senior Analyst Shikha Dalmia. Even though Rush Limbaugh and his media acolytes have beating the anti-immigration drum for the last 20 years, public opinion has been shifting in the exact opposite direction.
Millennials, in particular, ain’t buying it. So the GOP will embrace its these intellectuals’ advice at its peril.