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The Trump Era Is Coming

The Trump Era Is Coming

Jonah Goldberg: Will the GOP finally do something about its Trump problem?

Jonah Goldberg joined the “Won’t Back Down” podcast to talk to former Democratic Congressman David Obey (R-WI), his son, and others about the Trump era and what they are planning to do about it.

Jonah Goldberg: Will the GOP finally do something about its Trump problem?

Rep. David Obey: Certainly. Obviously, I am a fan of Reagan. He won 50 states, won big in 1980. And I don’t think it’s a coincidence that he won in the blue-collar community, in the rural-white community, in the suburbs. He was a blue-collar guy who won in a blue-collar state.

And if we do this right, if we do this strategically, we’ve got an opportunity to go back and do it once again. And it’s going to be a real challenge. We’re not going to go in and do it tomorrow… We might have to wait until the next presidential election to do it. I don’t think we can do it in the White House.

Jonah Goldberg: But the next presidential election was going to be a real possibility, wasn’t it?

David Obey: I certainly hope so. I hope we can beat Hillary in the final analysis. But as you know, it’s always a two-way street. We are all watching. There will be many ups and downs, there will be many peaks and valleys. I think we are going to try to do it better than [President Bill] Clinton did in 1992. There’s still a long way to go.

I would give it a shot. But I don’t think we’re going to make it in 2016. I think we’re going to have to wait until the 2020 presidential election to put something like this in place. I think this is something that needs to happen. I always say this thing about Donald Trump. He says one thing and

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