Originally Posted by brokencycle
You don't think some people will just stay home when Trump starts softening his message on dirty foreigners?
I think the problem for Trump is that he cannot just assume he's going to pick up the 50% of Republican primary voters who didn't vote for him, or the significant fraction of mainstream voters who didn't vote in the primaries but usually vote in the generals. His core group of supporters in the primaries isn't even close to enough to win the generals, so he needs to turn out a much bigger and more diverse group. Are the normal crop of Republican voters going to show up and vote for him? "RINO" has been a deadly slur recently, and Trump supports all kinds of positions that are outside the Republican mainstream. It got him 50% of the primary votes, but does it hold in the generals?
And, you know, Trump is going to keep being Trump. The possibility of isolating increasingly larger groups of people is high, especially with six months of pure unadulterated Trump being shot into our political veins.