At the same time, Trump lost. No expects the GOP to be anti-Trump, but they sure as hell have to show that they are MORE than Trump...and they ain't doing that. I don't think people appreciate just how badly Trump lost.
It's not as if he didn't try to win. This man used the media 24/7 and 365 a year to electioneer like no one before him, got over 10 million more voters than he did in '16 driving the highest % turnout since 1900...and he still lost. His ass got smoked. Period.
So while that was 47% of the total turnout, and I don't expect them to turn their backs completely on that, I don't get candidates completely losing their dignity prostrating themselves before a man who just lost a historic election like some kind of cultist.
That's not a necessity, that's a choice. Like, congrats on winning a dozen House seats last year, but if they want to keep losing Senate seats and governorships to please Dear Leader, be my guest.

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