CPAC Emphasized Republicans’ Obsession With 2020

Source: FiveThirtyEight
by Alex Samuels

“Donald Trump is still the undisputed leader of the Republican Party. But you probably already knew that. The medley of conservative voters, politicians, activists and political commentators that descended on Dallas this past weekend for this year’s second Conservative Political Action Conference certainly did. But some things are less clear. Namely, ahead of the midterm elections, GOP voters seem to be casting about for the best path forward and debating whether their energy would be better utilized by relitigating the results of last year’s presidential race (again) or chugging forward to what’s expected to be a grueling midterm cycle. This schism amongst Republicans was on display throughout the weekend.” (07/12/21)