Politics, North Ameria
Jacob Heilbrunn and Daniel McCarthy discuss what the 2018 midterms may hold for the GOP.
Editor’s Note: In our latest Facebook Live interview (please like our Facebook page to see more of these events) Jacob Heilbrunn, editor of the National Interest, and Daniel McCarthy, editor at large of the American Conservative, discuss what the 2018 midterms may hold for the GOP.
Daniel McCarthy recently wrote an article the Republicans’ fight for the hearts of American voters. A portion of the article can be found below:
What would you do if you knew you only had twelve months to live? That’s a question that must weigh on the mind of House Speaker Paul Ryan. His biological life is not drawing to a close, but his political life is. This time next year, odds are that the GOP will have lost its majority in Congress. Even if the Republicans hang on, the speaker has signaled to friends that he leans toward retiring after 2018. He’ll have plenty of fresh company in the political graveyard, the way the midterms look set to go.
One Republican Party is dying, and another is being born. Donald Trump’s irresistible march to the White House in 2016 was just the beginning. Trump-like candidates, or at any rate anti-establishment Republicans, fell short of the Virginia GOP’s gubernatorial nomination or winning the special election in Alabama this year. But the telling thing is just how close Corey Stewart came to upsetting Ed Gillespie in the Old Dominion and that Roy Moore in Alabama was only stopped by allegations of predatory sexual behavior toward minors.