Thursday, July 21, 2016

Peter Thiel's Big Republican Tent

Peter Thiel just brought another surprise to this most unconventional convention. He proclaimed what we already knew existed but nonetheless had never been so publicly acknowledged at a Republican Convention before: a gay Republican who supports the nominee. Thiel's self identification drew no boos and much applause in the arena. And with the New York delegation cheering in the front section, it got me to thinking some heretical thoughts. Might we be seeing a revival of the Rockefeller Republican? We all want to make Trump in our own image. But Trump will be Trump. And with his choice ofspeakers  of all varieties, it seems that Trump is going to have a political tent big enough for a lot of different types, including (dare we say it?) social liberals. 

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