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I think one long-term dilemma for the GOP is the possibility that Trump might buck the party and run as an independent. Given his numbers, this would create an unnerving scenario in the electoral college. In order to prevent that, the GOP has to toe to two mutually exclusive lines, catering to Trump extremists and winning back moderate conservatives. Appeasing Trumpisti appears to be the present strategy.
My personal impression is that it will be changes in society and impending legal cases that will influence the future of politics more than what the GOP and its allies could ever do. Four years are more likely to be the grave of the patriarch rather than an autumn.
by de Gondi (publiobestia aaaatttthotmaildaughtusual) on Tue Apr 6th, 2021 at 11:33:05 PM EST
The mid-term elections (2022) will expose whether he still has significant influence. We're only three months into Biden's term, and Trump's many pending lawsuits have not really started yet. A lot can change.

Also there are external geopolitical events all sorts. In the past, at least, there has been a general tendency for the US to rally around the president when things get tough internationally. But that is not always the case.

by asdf on Tue Apr 6th, 2021 at 11:44:52 PM EST
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