Transcript for FiveThirtyEight: What will the GOP party look like after Donald Trump?
It seems like sometimes. You know here political scientist right be careful people always predict the realignment for the party which may not wind up occurring. You know my instinct is that. Is that they're wrong about that just came in you know. People like me of Tennessee to put things in the context and rationalized that it sometimes. That can cost you perspective. But Ortiz let's say first of all in some ways it's easier story of trump wins and it's prompting party. If trump loses. Let's say it loses by not by a landslide loses by five or six points by the way pools are getting tighter but so you lose the where do you think we go from here we believe heard from this week you think every plan forward a post when he sixteen year Evers for you have. Hillary Clinton in power is trump discredited their minds are pretty good performance. Cabinet shake out. I have a hard time seeing our party goes back. Even back to the divided state it was in before it right the Republican Party was divided the port from came along. But it was divided along different lines it was divided between what we thought of as the establishment vs the Tea Party I don't think I'm. Belongs either of those factions against you the destructive third force that has that has realigned the party's internal coalitions. So but I don't think you can even go back to that -- state of division I think it's it radically altered landscape. You know I ran into. A friend of mine is a Republican consultant has worked for a lot of conservative candidates. Last night after. Trump was officially crowned the nominee and he said well we signed a suicide pact. So there's a lot of Republicans who devoted their lives to this party who. Don't feel they have a home.
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