Andrew O'Hehir — Trading Places: If the Democrats Are Now a Coastal Elite Party and the GOP Are the Populists, Trump Is Only the Beginning
Is there a switch in the works? Dems have been losing workers since Nixon's Southern strategy and the Reagan Democrats. Trump's base looks like in contains a lot of old-line Democrats and boll weevil Democrats. The GOP Establishment poached them. Now they are replacing the GOP Establishment, which Hillary is recruiting for a "centrist" Democratic Party. US politics appears to be more in flux than anytime since the Solid South going Republican after the Civil Rights Act.