The Kelli Ward Guide to Turning Red Into Purple


Andrew Donaldson

Born and raised in West Virginia, Andrew has since lived and traveled around the world several times over. Though frequently writing about politics out of a sense of duty and love of country, most of the time he would prefer discussions on history, culture, occasionally nerding on aviation, and his amateur foodie tendencies. He can usually be found misspelling/misusing words on Twitter @four4thefire and his writing website

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  1. Avatar Saul Degraw says:

    “Conservatism can’t fail, it can only be failed.” was a line from one of Rick Perlstein’s three books on the history of the modern right-wing. I believe the first one.

    There is a lot of truth in that line because it seems like every time the GOP loses, the powers that be determine it is because they were not being right-wing enough. The loser is turned into an outcast and a wet. I am not sure what can stop this or reverse it.

    And I hate to say it but even here, there are posters who seemingly believe stuff that is absolutely bonkers.Report

  2. Avatar Michael Cain says:

    As always when the subject is states changing color, I recommend The Blueprint: How the Democrats Won Colorado. I met a number of the people in the book during my time as staff for the state legislature, and found most of the assessments of them accurate. Arizona seems — to me at least, from a state away — to be in about the same situation that Colorado was when the “Gang of Four” started their move to turn Colorado blue.

    I have always had a bit of an impression that the national Democratic Party is happy for the EC votes and the contribution towards majorities in Congress; not so much about the state Dems taking a somewhat different tack on policy. I suspect the same will be true of Arizona, which I expect to flip in the next few years.Report

  3. Avatar Oscar Gordon says:

    What was that Napoleon quote, never interrupt your opponent while they are making a mistake?Report