Most politicians know that candidates tend to move left or right during the primaries and then return to center slightly in the general election.
But several Republican candidates, Some people seem to forget in some key games “Dance with the people who provoke them.”
The Washington Post found that as many as nine Republican candidates have removed references to abortion by former President Donald Trump from their websites or downgraded their positions significantly.
I am proud to be a pro-life person and proud to be supported by SBA Pro-Life America. https://t.co/mTuFWgd9hm
— Master Blake (@bgmasters) August 30, 2022
No pro-life or Trump references
In Arizona, Republican Senate candidate Blake Masters’ website no longer claims him Gone are the statements in favor of the Federal Personality Act and his now “Trump will be sitting in the Oval Office”.
Virginia congressional candidate Yesli Vega no longer states in her Twitter bio that she is a “Trump appointee.”
North Carolina congressional candidate Bo Hines’ website removed statements about “100% pro-life” and “100% pro-Trump.”
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Colorado congressional candidate Barbara Kirkmeier’s website no longer states she supports the “sanctity of life” and has removed all references to abortion.
Again, it’s not unusual to move to the middle — but it does seem rather unusual to hide from party leaders and clear out references to positions the conservatives have campaigned for for 50 years.
On Saturday, we visited First Care’s new Pregnancy Resource Center in Manassas, which will help countless women facing unwanted pregnancies. 1/3 pic.twitter.com/glJZ45NANA
— Yesli Vega (@yestoyesli) June 28, 2022
What are Republicans running for?
According to The Weekly, Republican strategists believe that Republicans have lost by “litigating abortion” and won by electing a Biden administration. For anyone working in politics, Republican strategists advising milquetoast centrism is certainly nothing new.
However, they may only be half right.
Republicans should definitely support Joe Biden through 40 years of high inflation, soaring crime across the country, energy issues and border crises. But Republicans should be able to do some multitasking and make their beliefs clear.
Supreme Court overturns June ruling Roe v Wade Have Give Democrats a Little Momentumrunning for the idea that Republicans are disenfranchising women.
Contrary to GOP strategists, Susan B. Anthony Pro-Life America’s Mallory Carroll said the opposite: “Our position hasn’t changed, how we advise candidates after Kansas, which is: You have to go on the offensive and Define your opponent’s position, not let them define you.”
Carroll also added her thoughts on why some candidates might loosen their stance on abortion. “There will always be a class of political advisers who aren’t true believers on this issue, who advise candidates to take offense, cross their fingers and hope the issue doesn’t come up. It’s not only morally wrong, it’s also politically stupid.”
It appears that at least nine Republicans did not take her advice.
Keeping distance from Trump is dangerous
Whether or not the Republican candidate has the support of Donald Trump, the majority of the party will continue to support him.The FBI appears to have stepped up the momentum Raid on Trump’s Mar-a-Lago a few weeks ago.
Candidates should also keep in mind that Trump has a very good track record of gaining candidate support during the primaries. About 180 Trump-backed candidates won their primaries and fewer than 20 lost.
Former Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway challenge her fellow Republicans In an appearance on “American Newsroom” on Tuesday, they advocated for the party to stay away from Trump:
“Those who want to leave Trump, you go first. People are so obsessed with him, they don’t take a minute to understand what the 74 million Trump-pence voters want in these midterm elections. That’s what I learn every day , but they are so obsessed with Donald Trump. Anyone who wants the party to leave Trump. I dare say you go first, any time the Democrats tell you which Republicans should be your nominees, go the other way Run in one direction because they know they’re trying to make that person unpopular.”
We’ll see if any of these candidates accept Kellyanne’s offer.
— Tom Barrett (@barrettbrigade1) June 24, 2022
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