Jamal Simmons on GOP Challenger to Trump: We’ve Never Seen Someone Run from the Center Against a President

‘When somebody runs against the incumbent President, they run from the ideological fringe of that party’

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SIMMONS: “Yeah. Here’s what’s so weird about it to me, right? Usually, when somebody runs against the incumbent President, they run from the ideological fringe of that party, or the ideological wing of that party, right? Ted Kennedy ran from the liberal left. Pat Buchanan ran from, kind of, the Trump right is really what it is, right? But this will be, kind of a centrist challenge to our President. I don’t know that we’ve ever seen someone run from the center against a President. What may occur is that that person’s job may be to help organize who the anti-Trump forces are inside the Republican Party and identify that person for the Democrats that those may be potential Democratic voters that could be won over.”

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