Political pundits and Republican leaders like to say that nobody could have foreseen the extraordinary rise of Donald J. Trump’s presidential candidacy.
But there were early signs that the electorate was ready for an insurgency like the one Mr. Trump has inspired this election. ...
Mr. Fehrnstrom, Mr. Brown’s former consultant, called the Republican Party leaders’ redirection on immigration after the 2012 election a huge miscalculation.
“They told their candidates to support a pathway to citizenship for illegal immigrants as a way to increase outreach to Hispanics,” said Mr. Fehrnstrom, who also advised Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential race.
“And candidates who followed that advice are struggling. Donald Trump went in the opposite direction and he has total command of the 2016 field.”
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Saturday, February 06, 2016
After Mitt Romney lost the 2012 election, all the experts said that the Republicans must become pro-immigration in the future. Phyllis Schlafly has been saying for 3 years that this advice was wrong. Now even the NY Times admits that it was wrong: