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Democrats should learn these 2 lessons from Trump's 2016 win

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Why Trump's 2020 presidential campaign launch was like a time warp | ITV News It was less a rally to kick-start his re-election campaign, and more a time warp, reports ITV News Washington Correspondent Robert Moore. Within minutes of ...
Why Trump's 2020 presidential campaign launch was like a time warp | ITV News It was less a rally to kick-start his re-election campaign, and more a time warp, reports ITV News Washington Correspondent Robert Moore. Within minutes of ...
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One reason liberals are reluctant to acknowledge that Trump ran and won as a moderate is that to their eyes, he’s scoring conservative policy wins all the time. One could imagine a Republican reacting to Trump’s platform and saying, “Are you really expecting me to get excited about a president who doesn’t plan to challenge the biggest elements of the welfare state or the left’s single biggest culture war win in a generation?”  

2nd is not that you can say anything and nothing matters, but that taking popular positions on issues is better politically than taking unpopular positions on issues. In Trump’s case, it was his popular take on some key issues that allowed him to compensate for his unpopular ones and his many shortcomings.

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