What's going on?
The GOP is struggling to rally its base for the 2018 campaign trail. They can't find a headliner (who isn't Trump) who can seal the deal with voters.
Trump happened. Sen. John McCain is seriously ill, House Speaker Paul Ryan is retiring, Senator Mitch McConnel is a bust, and major GOP darlings like Senators Marco Rubio, Rand Paul, and Ted Cruz "[are] still seen as up-and-coming leaders of the party" said Chris Wilson, a Republican who worked on Ted Cruz's campaign.
What's the problem?
According to a survey by McClatchy of leading GOP strategists, the GOP is fractured. "Republicans are already facing a spate of congressional retirements, an energized progressive base, a polarizing president from their own party and mounting frustrations from moderate suburbanites who are historically a core GOP constituency." Another problem is getting former GOP leaders of the party to turn out and rally voters this November.
On Friday's episode of "Pat Gray Unleashed," Pat discussed how the GOP is wrecked on the national scale if they can't find headliners to energize the base the way Trump has.
Catch Pat's reaction to the McClatchy's report above.
To see more from Pat, visit his channel on TheBlaze and listen live to “Pat Gray Unleashed” with Pat Gray weekdays 12 p.m. – 3 p.m. ET, only on TheBlaze Radio Network. Want more of Pat? Check him out on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.