To be fair the GOP created its base after years of pandering to the nation’s political prtmitives, which as it turned out was perfectly suited to the ways and message.of Trump. Therefore the leadership had no choice but to bow down to the monster it had created.

The Democrats have gone the other way by trying to be as inclusive as possible. Therefore appealing to a broad base requires a much different approach than the GOP appealing to a very narrow and intense base.

Jim Ridgway, Jr. military writer — author of the American Civil War classic, “Apprentice Killers: The War of Lincoln and Davis.” Christmas gift, yes!

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