In a New York Times profile of the Michigan Republican Party, state Rep. Lisa McClain offers a quintessentially stoic midwestern insight about her ailing state party that perfectly sums up the GOP’s national dynamic too.
“It’s not going real well,” McClain told the Times’ Nick Corasaniti.
“The ability to raise money,” she continued, “we’ve got a lot of donors sitting on the sideline. That’s not an opinion. That’s a fact. It’s just a plain fact. We have to fix that.”
Though McClain was assessing the divide between the state’s monied benefactors, such as former Trump Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, and its Trumpy grassroots activists, she may as well have been talking about national GOP donors’ frantic search for a savior as the MAGA grassroots coalesce around Donald Trump for the 2024 nomination.
Powered by WPeMatico