Is There A Niche For Sensible Politics In America? | Newgeography.com
I see the great break in American politics coming to the classical liberal (liberalist) center away from the progressive nonsense. I find all of the real change coming from people like Dave Rubin and his The Rubin Report. Not from progressive Republicans like Ohio GOP Gov. John Kasich. Trump is moving the nation out of the hole progressivism has created, why would we decide to go into a different part of the hole?
Expect to see politicians treading a much more classical liberal line over the next 4 or 8 years depending on whether Trump runs in 2020.
What makes this speculation all the more silly is that Trump had a terrific and significant first year a single year far more important than the entire Obama Presidency. The tax reforms and the regulatory reductions all have begun a dominant trend of liberalizing the economy, and returning the decision making to the business leaders and away from the dandies in Congress and the White House.
Kotkin may want to return to progressivism, but I strongly doubt that Americans will once the tax reforms and deregulations kick in and propel the economy to 4+% growth.
Trump's second year will be significant. If he can remain as successful as he was this year, he will have a formidable legacy which will likely drive him through his first term and a reelection. If he can then avoid the pitfalls of second-term hubris, he has a good chance of becoming the most significant modern President. I never thought I'd type those words! But lots of ifs, so ...