Breakup of the Republican Party & What Comes Afterward: Way of the Whigs? @SeanWilentz, @PrincetonUniversity.

Aug 27, 2016, 05:00 AM

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Breakup of the Republican Party & What Comes Afterward: Way of the Whigs? @SeanWilentz, @PrincetonUniversity.

The Politicians and the Egalitarians: The Hidden History of American Politics by Sean Wilentz. https://www.amazon.com/Politicians-Egalitarians-History-American-Politics/dp/0393285022/ref=laB00MBT1WBE1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1472268888&sr=1-3


There has also been no defense of the Republican nominee from his running mate. After a string of tornadoes in his home state, Gov. Mike Pence returned to Indiana. His tweets over the past day have dealt with the state's recovery. His campaign Twitter account, which could easily have tweeted a link to a statement defending Trump, didn't. He hasn't tweeted there since Wednesday. Trump does have statements on his website offering a defense. Three come from members of the "Republican Leadership Initiative," a party effort to teach the basics of political campaigns to those interested. So the party-connected individuals we can say with certainty have defended Trump are Alfred Liz, Patricia Bober and Oz Sultan. This is not exactly a circling of the wagons.

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