August 22, 2016
Right now, the Republican Party is at a crossroads. The conservative establishment led by Mitt Romney, Tom Ridge, former C.I.A. director Michael Hayden and others have been disgusted and perplexed by Donald Trump’s ascendant rise in what is seen as a nationalist, strongman, average everyday person campaign coming out of the woodwork.
With the GOP division deep after the Republican convention in July, which failed to show the “so-called unity” that Trump and his hard-right core wanted to see. That deep divisions inside the GOP has only caused problems for the Trump campaign-which some criticism is his fault-after all, this is the same candidate who attacked a Gold Star military family-who is Muslim. He has a outlandish personality.
Trump’s right wing campaign may actually damage the GOP in states like South Carolina and Georgia-yes those two states. Red states. Recent polls show this month Democrat Hillary Clinton closely trailing-or beating Trump in those two red states. If Trump loses those two states to Clinton, who is hardly liked based on the polls after the FBI recommended no charges on her mishandling of a private email server–then the Trump Train will officially be over.
Despite the demographic advantage for Democrats (South Carolina and Georgia has a growing urban educated white population, along with African Americans who are part of the Democratic Party constituency), for the GOP to lose prominent Southern States–would be a disaster in the making. If Trump loses the Charleston suburbs in SC, and the Atlanta suburbs in Ga. (a lot of moderate suburban Republican women voters there), it would be a disaster in the making.
If Trump loses Georgia and South Carolina–he’s over.
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump (R-N.Y.) attends his campaign rally in Dimondale, Mich. on Aug. 19, 2016.