Rebooting the GOP

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Published Oct 24, 2021, 10:00 PM

The defining political question of the moment, many pundits claim, probably is: Whither the GOP? When Donald Trump was sworn into office, the GOP held both houses of Congress and was considered untouchable. Two years later, the Democrats won back the House; two years after that, the Senate and the presidency. While the GOP dominates the South and still controls the majority of state legislatures and governorships, moderate Republicans have been marginalized and are fleeing. Demographic trends are challenging its recruiting, creating a potential existential crisis for the party, and it no longer has a platform beyond the support of Donald Trump. The eleventh show of the season examines the future of the GOP, the party culture and politics and the role of the two-party system.

A panel of four distinguished experts join Jane Whitney to discuss the future of the GOP:

  • Robert L. Gibbs, former White House Press Secretary
  • Matthew Dowd, Author, Political Pundit and Consultant
  • Kristen Soltis Anderson, Founding Partner at Echelon Insights and Columnist at the Washington Examiner
  • Tara Setmayer, Former GOP Congressional Communications Director
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