This seems to suggest a “replay” of what happened after the 1994 elections — a number of conservative-leaning democrats switch parties.
Nothing particularly wrong with that. Those who are “opportunists” will be seen for that quickly. Those who switch because they really agree with the Republican side more than the ‘rat side will demonstrate such by their future behavior, and should be welcomed.
Remember that Ron Reagan was the greatest “switcher” of them all!
He did not switch while in office.
At the local level, things aren’t quite so ideologically clear. It’s whether to build a new road here or there, how to save the cost of two maintenance positions, how to get the state to do something that the county needs and has paid for with its taxes. So at the state legislature level it’s not always clearly liberal versus conservative. Even in some states like Wyoming, Democrat doesn’t mean liberal the same way as, say, Pennsylvania.
Exactly on Reagan. How are we supposed to increase our ranks if we dont convert some democrats?