WOW … that was a great speech.
I’m going to have to start paying closer attention to Sen. Josh Hawley. If he starts voting and leading and walking the walk like he talks in this speech, he could invert the “conservative-populist coalition” and become a contender by the time of the 2024 presidential election.
There is already a national majority for authoritarianism, social conservatism and economic fairness. As the social and economic stress mounts in the electorate, it will become even more populist. The solution is to dump lolbertarianism and let the populists lead the coalition. That’s the realignment of the electorate that was supposed to happen under Blompf but which failed to materialize.
Note: Seriously, watch the speech.
We should encourage the GOP to shift in this direction.