Young Conservatives Mourn the Party that Nurtured Them
The kids aren’t alright. Donald Trump’s unpopular in many conservative camps, but with millennials, he’s doing even worse. These young Republicans have interned, studied and fought their way into a different party than the one plowing into the November election, and many feel robbed of their Reagan-Bush-inspired inheritance. The newcomers who’d normally be revitalizing their party, bolstering “big tent” inclusiveness, don’t connect with Trump’s nativist appeal. As GOP leaders struggle to build their voter base, many among this generation of conservatives might not hang around to see what’s next.