Matt Lewis, senior contributor at the Daily Caller and commentator at CNN, joined the Federalist Radio Hour to discuss the future of the Republican party, a general election between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, and the ways in which the media has an impact on both.
The conversation across social media right now is around the resistance to back Trump and the #NeverTrump movement. “I think that some of the so-called #NeverTrump people will become #NeverHillary people because there an invisible force that wants to make this a binary choice, that forces you to pick a side,” Lewis said.
Lewis said he thought the role that Fox News played in this cycle was significant, but it’s hard to indict the entire network. “It matters more for Fox because they impact the Republican primary more than anybody, but it’s about ratings,” Lewis said. “I mean this has been great for business.”
Later in the hour, Domenech and Lewis discussed the courses of the last year’s campaigns, and what has surfaced as what conservatives really care about. “I don’t think they care about the Constitution. Ted Cruz could talk until he’s blue in the face about being a constitutional conservative– doesn’t matter if you’ve lost your job or if someone is taking your job,” Lewis said.