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Old Today, 12:03 PM
 
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Who will carry the mantle?


Who will lead the Republican Party after Trump is no longer in the picture? Who among the many is waiting in the wings to succeed Trump when his time has passed? Is there an obvious successor?

I ask this because the time for Trump is finite. He will be out of office in 2025 or possibly even sooner, if he does not prevail in the next election or his health takes a turn. This is a serious question.

What prominent person in the party today is acceptable to Trump supporters and an obvious choice to carry the party forward? Has anyone an opinion on this? Has Trump said anything about it?

I would have made this a poll, however there is not enough information available to me to offer credible options at this time. Please discuss.
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Old Today, 12:05 PM
 
Location: Austin
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Who knows who will rise as leader of the republicans after trump is no longer president. Perhaps Nikki Haley? I like her politics!

Who is leading the democrats in your opinion? Who carries the DNC "mantle"?
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Old Today, 12:18 PM
 
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Hopefully, The Libertarian Party will become the Republican Party's successor as the standard-bearer in the pursuit of true maximum autonomy -- both economic and personal. Those who cannot function under this ideal won't be allowed simply to fall by the wayside -- no humanitarian society allows that -- but as with "army of the unmotivated" fouling the streets of our West Coast cities:

Those who can't handle freedom and the responsibility that accompanies it, deserve less of it. (let alone a say in how things are run).
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Old Today, 12:54 PM
 
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Who knows who will rise as leader of the republicans after trump is no longer president. Perhaps Nikki Haley? I like her politics!
Is Haley a real Trumper? I hadn't thought of that.

If you recall in the primaries way back when, there were, as the analyst would call them, 'lanes'. Basically factions, and some of the candidates were in the same lane. JEB and Rubio, for example. Where did Kasich fit in? He was a lot like a Clinton but without the baggage.

I could be wrong but I had thought Ted Cruz's following was the most alike to Trumps, both having strong Tea Party appeal, but policy aside these two guys are not much alike and I think there probably is some bad blood between them.

With Trump having an 80 to 90 percent approval among Republicans I think his 'lane' is very large in the party right now ... dominant. But I don't see a likely successor, one who speaks to the Trump base in the same way as Trump himself. If the party nominated Romney again, would the Trump base be moved to support him?

Mike Pence does not seem like much of an option to me, but as the current VP he will have an inside track at gaining the nomination when it becomes a horse race. Does he really represent the Trump base?
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Who is leading the democrats in your opinion? Who carries the DNC "mantle"?
A good question. I can't say, but the Democratic party is very diverse.

Clearly there are factions among the Democrats. Some would be more at home in the Green party, to be perfectly honest about it. Some are 'Republican Lite' which is very much where both Clintons were in their times. What is there to keep them in the party without someone like Clinton in place? If you asked me who could carry the mantle after Bernie, I would venture to guess Warren at this point. That's the kind of question I have about Trump support today, is there anyone today who speaks the same language as Trump and could reasonably be expected to win the support of people who are in Trump's corner today?
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Hopefully, The Libertarian Party will become the Republican Party's successor as the standard-bearer in the pursuit of true maximum autonomy -- both economic and personal. Those who cannot function under this ideal won't be allowed simply to fall by the wayside -- no humanitarian society allows that -- but as with "army of the unmotivated" fouling the streets of our West Coast cities:

Those who can't handle freedom and the responsibility that accompanies it, deserve less of it. (let alone a say in how things are run).
Any Libertarians you have in mind?
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Old Today, 01:07 PM
 
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I had thought Ted Cruz's following was the most alike to Trumps, both having strong Tea Party appeal, but policy aside these two guys are not much alike and I think there probably is some bad blood between them.

If you asked me who could carry the mantle after Bernie, I would venture to guess Warren at this point
the next republican leader won't be like trump. there is only one trump. He will serve a purpose, but his personality is not replicable. the heir apparent to the republican party won't be cruz. guarantee that. I don't like him. too religious and abrasive. Texans didn't like cruz, but a dislikable, religious prick was preferable to beto.

Bernie carries the mantle of the democrats, I agree. democratic socialism is the future of the democrat party. I said months ago I thought Bernie would be the nominee in 2020.

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Old Today, 01:55 PM
 
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Does it really matter who the next Republican candidate/ President will be because we all know whomever it is the Dems and their media propaganda machine will be in destruction mode 24/7.



They did it to Bush and there is no doubt that Cruz would have caught just as much flak if he managed to win. Trump opens himself up to ridicule all the time and any public figure is going to catch some grief but what they have been trying to do to him is plain vicious.
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Old Today, 02:32 PM
 
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Does it really matter who the next Republican candidate/ President will be because we all know whomever it is the Dems and their media propaganda machine will be in destruction mode 24/7.

They did it to Bush and there is no doubt that Cruz would have caught just as much flak if he managed to win. Trump opens himself up to ridicule all the time and any public figure is going to catch some grief but what they have been trying to do to him is plain vicious.
Respectfully, I must disagree.

Trump is in a class by himself, and he receives an enormous amount of criticism from Republicans and former Republicans, not just Democrats. Trump is the biggest reason many of those people are former Republicans.

But I can acknowledge the party has changed, long time Republicans are gravitating into the independent category and some are declaring themselves Democrats. So I guess that is another question, what will be the future of the Republican party without Trump? If Trump has pushed so many Republicans away, will they be willing to come back?

If the Old Guard of the Republican party regains control with their globalist corporate agenda, will the Trump faction hold fast and support the party?

These are valid concerns.
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Blasphemers, all of you. Trump is the King of Kings, the Chosen One. He will live forever.
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Hopefully, The Libertarian Party will become the Republican Party's successor as the standard-bearer in the pursuit of true maximum autonomy -- both economic and personal. Those who cannot function under this ideal won't be allowed simply to fall by the wayside -- no humanitarian society allows that -- but as with "army of the unmotivated" fouling the streets of our West Coast cities:

Those who can't handle freedom and the responsibility that accompanies it, deserve less of it. (let alone a say in how things are run).
I respect libertarians for their sincerity, they really believe in the idea and the few I know are very committed ideologues. Every one a principled individual. A party should have a strong ideology to define it and justify it's work.

But I don't see it as the future of the Republican party. There are too many special interests with money to be made at the government trough. Libertarian politicians will either be sidelined by special interests and their big dark money, or corrupted by them.

But it IS possible that the Republican party would break up at some point, the Whigs did break up, and the Republican party was born out of the ashes.
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