one way or the other, trump's reign will come to an end... either it will be in january 2021 (please let this be so) or in january 2025... however trump's chapter comes to an end, his supporters will not just magically go away... they will still crave what it is that trump is feeding them.... how will republicans harness this rage...? i was just thinking about what would happen if trump loses in november... he will definitely say there was fraud and the election was stolen from him... there is no way in the world he doesn't say that... in fact, he'll say there was fraud even if he wins... he'll just say they tried to steal the election from him but failed... anyhow, if trump loses in november, claiming the election was rigged and victory was stolen from him won't save his political career.... but that narrative could birth the career of a different republican.. how powerful would it be to the wackadoodle republican base for some nutbag to come out screaming and yelling and frothing at the mouth proclaiming that democrats stole trump's 2nd term.... that guy would instantly have the base fall in line behind him... don't get me wrong, i'm in no way predicting a republican resurgence in 2024 if biden wins... largely, it would depend on what biden gets accomplished while in office.... i do also believe if biden doesn't make serious and structural changes that benefit black people, the next republican presidential nominee is going to siphon off even more of the black vote.... i'm just wondering how unhinged the next republican presidential candidate will be... what conspiracy theories will they run wild with....? who is loony enough to lead this group...? how successful will they be..? will trump buy oann and take down fox....? i think tom cotton and nikki haley are too tame to lead the "trump's 2nd term was stolen" movement... someone like ben shapiro could lead this movement (but he's no politician)... he's unhinged enough... this is the thread to let your inner lib run free....... tldr; what do you think is the future of the republican party.....?..