They will never get it, will they? Trump, Bannon, the people showing up to Tea Party rallies, these are effects of decades of republican politicians delivering for their special interest donors over their constitutents. Years of promising to be not like the democrats, but ending up just like the democrats.- just a little slower, is not a winning strategy.
Yeah, the non-establishment republican factions haven’t always picked top talent, but a large part of that is how toxic the environment has become. You have to be half crazy to try to win a statewide election as a novice and knowing your party will undermine you just out of spite. The trend of primaries being won by outsiders shouldn’t be dismissed though, it should be a signal to invite more and better outsiders to the party. It should put the establishment on notice that their offerings are lacking. Be better, work for the votes in the primaries instead of expecting a coronation, and once in office actually work for interests of the constituents and Steve Bannon wouldn’t have a platform.
The GOP was all for the “big tent” until it elected Trump on them.