Conventional wisdom dictates that President Trump has a problem with Republican-leaning seniors who supposedly don’t like his combative personality or the perceived lack of empathy in his coronavirus response.
Conventional wisdom is often wrong, as our David A. Keene discusses with Arizona’s Republican National Committeewoman Lori Klein. Keene begins the discussion pointing out that seniors typically are least forgiving of candidates who insist on running despite an apparent mental decline, as is the case with Joe Biden.
Klein explains how that reality is playing with Arizona’s retirees:
“Unless they’re slipping themselves, they have to be honest and say they want that for the commander-in-chief,” Klein states, adding that the elderly population of Arizona “normally vote two-to-one” for Republicans.
Is that enough to keep Arizona red, or has the state’s changing demographics and Phoenix’s rapid growth turned it into a battleground for good?