Trump’s performance in California was worse than that of William Howard Taft in 1912, Alf Landon in 1936, and Barry Goldwater in 1964. Those were three of the worst presidential losses in Republican history.
The obvious and bothersome lesson here is that the present-day Republican Party and its agenda are a tough sell to a majority of the population in a large swath of the country. What is even more troubling is that nobody at the GOP seems to have got the memo.
Republicans need to figure out what is going wrong on the West Coast before it gets repeated elsewhere. If they do not, the GOP might itself a hopelessly ineffective minority party, or taken over by outside forces its’ present leaders will hate.Read more