As Republicans seek to avoid a repeat of their failed 2010 election, the GOP has begun to lay the groundwork for a potentially dangerous 2020 race against President Donald Trump.
Here are some of the most intriguing 2020 possibilities.
Tron Tron: The GOP is running a trinity, or a trio, of presidential candidates: Trump, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and former Florida Gov.
It’s the most potent set of potential challengers to Trump in modern political history.
Trump has been under attack from Democrats in recent months for his use of Twitter to vent and lash out.
His rhetoric and the way he treats the media have alienated many Republican voters, who feel ignored, out of touch and forgotten by their party.
Trump, who has never held elected office, has largely escaped criticism for his own conduct.
But there’s growing evidence that he’s been trying to change the party.
He has a new campaign slogan: “Make America Great Again.”
Rubio has taken a more conciliatory approach, and Bush has endorsed Trump for president in some respects.
The trio has been able to capitalize on Trump’s unpopularity, but the president has never been able or willing to accept the result of the election.
Trump won the White House in a landslide in 2016 and has taken credit for his party’s ascension.
But Democrats are confident they’ll hold on to the Senate in the 2020 midterms, and Trump has publicly dismissed the possibility of 2020’s defeat.
It would be a rare reversal of fortune for the GOP in 2020.
While Trump’s rhetoric has been the most prominent reason for the failure of the last presidential election, his party has been losing ground in recent years, with both parties in deep and deep recessions.
The GOP lost a record 9.5 million voters in the 2016 midterm elections, according to The Associated Press.
Trump is under heavy scrutiny from the party’s base for his response to Hurricane Harvey, which devastated Texas and left more than 20,000 people dead.
He responded with a tweetstorm and several executive orders that focused on cutting taxes and infrastructure spending.
He also spent the summer trying to convince voters that he was on their side when they were in deep recession and their incomes were plunging.
Bush has taken on Trump in recent weeks, arguing that his policies are better for the economy and for the middle class than the Republican Party’s.
The two have also taken on Clinton in the Democratic primaries, arguing on the campaign trail that they have the experience and temperament to take on Trump.
Both men have taken some heat for their stances on climate change, with Bush saying last month he will put a moratorium on the Keystone XL oil pipeline.
Clinton has also criticized Trump for being insensitive to minorities, and for his comments about former Miss Universe Alicia Machado, the former beauty queen who was crowned Miss Universe in 1996 and was crowned the country’s first transgender woman in 1998.
Trump’s presidential bid has been an unexpected and sometimes controversial success, but he’s never won a major political office.
In his bid to unseat Obama in 2008, Trump defeated Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama by more than 30 points in the battleground state of Michigan.
Trump lost to Clinton in 2020 in the swing state of Florida, where he was the presumed front-runner.
Trump also was unable to carry out his first major policy agenda, which included a border wall with Mexico, a freeze on deportations and a ban on Muslims entering the U.S. Trump had been running as a Republican, but after the election, he switched to a non-interventionist position on foreign policy.
Trump would often speak at rallies against Russia and China, which he claimed had become an adversary.
But Trump has repeatedly praised Russian President Vladimir Putin and called for tougher measures to combat North Korea, China and Iran.