During the 2016 presidential campaign, some prominent Republicans — appalled by candidate Trump’s crude remarks, his chaotic campaign, and his ideological inconsistencies — proclaimed their opposition with the slogan “NeverTrump.” Fast forward to 2018: Trump and Trumpism are here to stay, and the NeverTrumpers and their supporters suddenly seem out of step with the fast-moving, rowdy populism of the Republican Party. They’ve been called delusional and in denial, but they haven’t backed down. With midterms approaching and 2020 just around the bend, what’s the next move for establishment Republicans?
Ramesh PonnuruSenior Editor, National Review; Senior Editor, Bloomberg View; Visitin...
Mickey EdwardsRodel Fellowships director at the Aspen Institute
Alex WagnerCo-host of Showtime’s “The Circus”
Charles SykesEditor in chief of The Bulwark
Christine MatthewsPresident, Bellwether Research & Consulting; Co-Founder, Burning Glass...
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