I’ve argued with my aging friends and family that this was the trend. Read the NYTimes story about the Hipublicans. I think they are about 3-5 years late catching on, but better late then never. Key quote comes from a 19-year old: “Conservatives are inclusive in a way that liberals are not.”. Amazing how perceptions can change in just a short amount of time.
Speaking of which, it’s important to note how dire things were for the Republican party during the 70s and it’s efforts first to resurrect itself and now to dominate politics. Lessons to note for the Democratic party in there.