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Will Trump run unopposed in the 2020 Republican primary?

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

  1. Tree of Life

    Tree of Life A Sinner

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    But on election day all of that was irrelevant. Trump was the only viable conservative candidate in 2016 on the only day that mattered - election day.
     
  2. GoldenBoy89

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    I think these states are counting on a 'womb boom' to offset the brain-drain they've been having these last few decades.
     
  3. super animator

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    For the sole purpose of seeing how big a backlash will be?
     
  4. OldWiseGuy

    OldWiseGuy Wake me when it's soup. Supporter

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    I'm a Trump supporter but I'd like to see Romney challenge him.
     
  5. grasping the after wind

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    1) running against Hillary Clinton anyone would be viable. Could you name the ones you consider non viable and give reasons other than Trump won the primary?

    2) Never is a long time. As I am not omniscient nor a soothsayer I cannot say that what you are claiming is true or false. I will admit there is little likelihood the Republicans or the Democrats would elect a non incumbent to run as their Presidential candidate when an incumbent was available. to stretch that out to eternity is a bit too much for me. I'm fairly sure a large segment of the populace were firmly convinced that the Republican party would never nominate Donald Trump until it actually happened so I try not to say anything is impossible. So what I think will happen is that Trump will have a token opponent or two and have an easy time getting to run for reelection as the Republican candidate and right now I would put my money on Joe Biden being the Democrat candidate with a running mate that is sufficiently some combination of dark skinned , female and SJW to keep the identarian leftist faction from bolting when an old white man turns out to be the Democrat candidate. My wager though may turn out to be a bad one as no one knows what will happen in the future.
     
  6. Desk trauma

    Desk trauma Atheist Capitalist Supporter

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    That and to see if the state legislatures have any plans for what to do once they catch the car they are chasing.
     
  7. grasping the after wind

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    Why? Do you figure that he will be as ineffective against Trump as he was against Obama?
     
  8. Tree of Life

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    It is the bills that have already been passed by state legislatures that will be used to overturn Roe.
     
  9. grasping the after wind

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    Quite true.
     
  10. OldWiseGuy

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    I'd like to see him take one more shot at it.
     
  11. Desk trauma

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    So people keep saying. Bit early to declare victory.
     
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  12. super animator

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    That would require some major judicial activism like we never seen before. It would be infamous as the DRED SCOTT v. SANDFORD SC case back then.
     
  13. Desk trauma

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    Also, as I said in another thread, if Roe goes away abortion will remain legal for the majority of the population due to the political leanings of the more populous states.
     
  14. Nithavela

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    He won't run opposed in the republican primaries, even the democrats will not dare oppose him.
     
  15. Arcangl86

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    But we are talking in the context of primaries. And you are saying now, well before the primaries, that Trump is the only viable candidate.
     
  16. Tree of Life

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    The only other two that I remember who were still running on election day were Gary Johnson (and Bill Weld VP) and Evan McMullin. Both were unviable because they were unknown and unsupported by a major party. This is reflected in the fact that Johnson won 3% of the vote and McMullin won 1%. That doesn't sound viable to me. People who voted for those candidates threw away their vote.

    I'm no soothsayer but I am speaking in terms of probability. The GOP will most probably never nominate a non-incumbent when they have an incumbent sitting in office.
     
  17. Tree of Life

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    Yes the only viable conservative candidate because of point (2) that I made above.
     
  18. grasping the after wind

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    Those bills are not likely to do the job but if the Supreme Court did overturn Roe, something I seriously doubt will happen in my lifetime, anyone in those states need only take a short trip to a state like New York. By then I am confident that New York State will provide out of staters not only fee abortions but free transportation as well and free stays in five star hotels with meals included. New York State's government, a solely owned subsidiary of the Democratic Party, is very keen on giving people that are not actual NY State citizens much more in free stuff than those that are citizens,
     
  19. Arcangl86

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    And based on probability nobody would have expected the Republicans to nominate a political neophyte who had never held political office to run against one of the most experienced candidates in the country. If the primaries show that the majority of Republican voters don't support Trump, the Republicans will nominate whoever can win the general.
     
  20. grasping the after wind

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    People that voted for those candidates did not throw away their vote only those that decided to not vote did that. The "threw away their vote" nonsense is childish. People voting for whoever they prefer are being reasonable. People who insist that unless you vote for a major party candidate you abhor almost as n much as the other major party candidate refuse not take their convoluted logic to its obvious conclusion. That would be that if you voted for anyone that did not win them you threw your vote away. If Hitler was running against Stalin with a third party candidate that everyone agreed would not win, I think the reasonable thing to do would be to vote for that third party candidate.
     
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