Could Republicans turn up and turn out this November in ways never experienced before? No matter what side of the aisle we all reside on there is a level of agreeance when it goes back to accepting how revolutionary the last few years have been. The Republican party and Democratic party have gone through tectonic shifts unparalleled to anything weathered before. Now, with Mitt Romney’s very public vote for removal of Trump from office, and some Republicans standing behind a hashtag #Never Trump, could there be bubbling conflict inside the tight knit club.
Once Trump got elected groups of traditional conservatives decided to disband from the party. The fresh push of Trumpism looked to be replacing the original place of Bush Era Conservatism. Although these ex members of the party do exist, a majority still stands strong behind President Trump and his decisions. As #NeverTrump began to trend it was hard to look away from the commentary past Republicans had towards the current establishment, and the explanations of how they thought their solid beliefs would be compromised through supporting Trump.
Vice versa the same has been said whenever those who support a certain candidate don’t ultimately see them win. This iconically happened when Bernie Sanders lost the Democratic Nomination to Hilary Clinton. A record number of young people who followed Bernie with a passion were hurt immensely by his perceived “robbery” of the nomination, and refused to vote altogether. Hopefully Democrats have learned from past mistakes and will stand by whoever the nominee is this go around. This unabashed loyalty Republicans have displayed for Trump might be a page Democrats need to study.
Never before in political history have both sides of the coin been so polarizing. The distinctness and personal issues affecting them both have the American people confused. There can be good points made for either party, and bad ones as well. Criticisms concerning the Democrats is the falsehood of perfectionism. The idea that everyone must think the same, or you are out of our prestigious club. The strength and grit in how Republicans hold tight to their at times not so “popular” views is something Democrats lack. But, on the flipside with all the controversial rhetoric and seemingly mutually beneficial choices made on the conservative turf, Democrats appear more appealing. So, it is truly all about perspective.
Something that reigns truer than ever is whichever candidate is gunning to win this go around, needs to have the youth on their side. Voter turnout needs to be on the maximum. If either person can get Millennials to come out in record breaking numbers then they’ve sealed the deal on the presidency. In order to do this there has to be an enticing draw to this individuals campaign. The draw of proven promises and not too “rosy” portrayed plans is what will make the greatest difference.