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Will Trump run unopposed in the 2020 Republican primary?

Discussion in 'American Politics' started by Rubiks, May 20, 2019.

  1. Rubiks

    Rubiks armchair linguist

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  2. Pommer

    Pommer Autodidact polymath

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  3. Tree of Life

    Tree of Life Hide The Pain Supporter

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    Make no mistake, Trump is the only viable conservative option for 2020.
     
  4. mark kennedy

    mark kennedy Natura non facit saltum Supporter

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    I certainly hope not, the last GOP primary debates were so entertaining.
     
  5. Rubiks

    Rubiks armchair linguist

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    That's legitimately terrifying.
     
  6. Tree of Life

    Tree of Life Hide The Pain Supporter

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    It was also true in 2016. Is this really a surprise?
     
  7. cow451

    cow451 The Most Interesting Poster in the Forum Supporter

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    Too bad for Conservatives.
     
  8. Tree of Life

    Tree of Life Hide The Pain Supporter

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    So far, as a conservative, I have been pleased.
     
  9. GoldenBoy89

    GoldenBoy89 We're Still Here

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    Republican Bill Weld announced back in February that he would run against Trump for the nomination.

    The fact you're only hearing about this now should tell you how much chance of success his campaign has.
     
  10. GoldenBoy89

    GoldenBoy89 We're Still Here

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    What a sad state of affairs for conservatism.
     
  11. GoldenBoy89

    GoldenBoy89 We're Still Here

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    Doesn't seem like you have any other choice.
     
  12. Tree of Life

    Tree of Life Hide The Pain Supporter

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    Before the election Roe will be overturned. I'm not sad about that!
     
  13. grasping the after wind

    grasping the after wind That's grasping after the wind

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    Wasn't true then nor is it true now. It was speculation then and speculation now. Trump won the primaries but there is no actual way to know how any of the other candidates would have faired in a general election. Some people believe that Hillary Clinton was the sole possible candidate in a general election that Trump could have defeated. That certainly was the main theme of Trump's competitors in the Republican primary. When the field of candidates is as crowded as it was for the Republicans it is much more likely that a candidate that is significantly different than the others wins the nomination even when a number of that candidate's opposition could have been stronger in the general or have been the nominee had not so many similar candidates taken votes away form him/her if there had been a smaller field to begin with . Right now it would seem that is a definite positive for Joe Biden as being seen as the sole moderate in a huge group means even if only a quarter of Democrats agreed with his positions that would be sufficient to breeze to the nomination. When you divide the remaining 75 % between 20 or more candidates all taking pretty much the same positions on policies it is hard to imagine any of them coming close to 25%. So in primary after primary 25% would get it done.
     
  14. Tree of Life

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    1. Could you name an other conservative candidate running on election day in 2016 that was viable?

    2. The Republican party will never nominate a candidate who is not an incumbent when they have an incumbent sitting in the oval office.
     
  15. GoldenBoy89

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    I doubt that but even if it did, that wouldn't be the end of abortions in the US. It would simply become a matter decided on a state by state basis.
     
  16. Tree of Life

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    This would be a huge win in my book.
     
  17. Arcangl86

    Arcangl86 Newbie

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    By election day 2016 there was only one Republican running. I can name plenty of people who ran in the primaries that had a real chance of winning the general election.
     
  18. Desk trauma

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    I, for one, welcome the race to see what red state can be most draconian towards their female citizens.
     
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  19. OldWiseGuy

    OldWiseGuy Wake me when it's soup. Supporter

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    I think Romney is hanging around...hoping.
     
  20. Arcangl86

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    Short of Pence, Romney is probably the one person who can realistically have a chance of primarying Trump.
     
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