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UPDATE: Illinois state representative Joe Walsh has announced his candidacy for the Republican Party.

Last edited by SpokenTruth - on 26 August 2019

Massimus - "Trump already has democrat support."

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Several states, including Nevada, South Carolina, Arizona and Kansas, are all contemplating or moving forward with plans to cancel their primaries/caucuses despite the fact that two official challengers for the Republican nomination exist. These states are claiming it is simply to save costs given the long shot potential of the two challengers and they are not without precedent. Many states in the past for both parties have canceled their primaries/caucuses if an incumbent president is highly liked by the party and the challengers pose little threat.

But as to be expected, Walsh and Weld are very unhappy and are challenging them to keep their primaries/caucuses. But just like their challenge of the president himself, they will almost certainly lose these too.



Massimus - "Trump already has democrat support."

SpokenTruth said:
Several states, including Nevada, South Carolina, Arizona and Kansas, are all contemplating or moving forward with plans to cancel their primaries/caucuses despite the fact that two official challengers for the Republican nomination exist. These states are claiming it is simply to save costs given the long shot potential of the two challengers and they are not without precedent. Many states in the past for both parties have canceled their primaries/caucuses if an incumbent president is highly liked by the party and the challengers pose little threat.

But as to be expected, Walsh and Weld are very unhappy and are challenging them to keep their primaries/caucuses. But just like their challenge of the president himself, they will almost certainly lose these too.

Even if they would lose I feel like the GOP is trying yo avoided a Bush/Carter/Ford situation. Low approval president + Hard primary = Lost general. The GOP is actively trying to make the primary season easy for Trump so he's not hurt in the general. 



jason1637 said:
SpokenTruth said:
Several states, including Nevada, South Carolina, Arizona and Kansas, are all contemplating or moving forward with plans to cancel their primaries/caucuses despite the fact that two official challengers for the Republican nomination exist. These states are claiming it is simply to save costs given the long shot potential of the two challengers and they are not without precedent. Many states in the past for both parties have canceled their primaries/caucuses if an incumbent president is highly liked by the party and the challengers pose little threat.

But as to be expected, Walsh and Weld are very unhappy and are challenging them to keep their primaries/caucuses. But just like their challenge of the president himself, they will almost certainly lose these too.

Even if they would lose I feel like the GOP is trying yo avoided a Bush/Carter/Ford situation. Low approval president + Hard primary = Lost general. The GOP is actively trying to make the primary season easy for Trump so he's not hurt in the general. 

I don't doubt that at all.  I'm certain both parties do that for well liked incumbents.  Because any flaws or chinks in the armor exposed during the primaries will assuredly be reused during the general debates and election.



Massimus - "Trump already has democrat support."

It will be interesting to see those in the FoxBreitbartsphere argue that the GOP cancelling the primaries is awesome while what the Democrats did with Hillary is evil and an example of they ard against the will of the people.



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@SpokenTruth Another one joins the race.



If this is Trump's party, then Hell yeah! Will be there day one to vote for him again.



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jason1637 said:
@SpokenTruth Another one joins the race.

Mark Sanford has been added.

I really didn't expect anyone to step up against Trump...much less 3 candidates.  Sadly, the one I wanted to challenge him is still sitting in the 'expressed interest but nothing formal announced yet' section.



Massimus - "Trump already has democrat support."

I'm closer to a republican than a democrat but I wish we had someone good to run against Trump in the primaries ... I just don't like the man and I like him even less as a President. I blame the Dems for not running a better opponent against him last cycle. I liked Hillary less than Trump. I didn't vote last cycle and voted for Johnson the cycle before that. I'm starting to think I'm just old. I have liked primary candidates before but haven't liked a President since Regan and I was an idiot 13 year old when he left office.



The_Yoda said:
I'm closer to a republican than a democrat but I wish we had someone good to run against Trump in the primaries ... I just don't like the man and I like him even less as a President. I blame the Dems for not running a better opponent against him last cycle. I liked Hillary less than Trump. I didn't vote last cycle and voted for Johnson the cycle before that. I'm starting to think I'm just old. I have liked primary candidates before but haven't liked a President since Regan and I was an idiot 13 year old when he left office.

The cycle before I assume you mean 2012. If you voted for him in 2012, why not 2016?



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