Win or lose, 'Trumpism' will leave its mark

A man poses in front of a Trump sign as he waits to see US Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump address supporters on November 6, 2016 in Sterling Heights, MichiganEven if, as most polls predict, he loses Tuesday’s US presidential election, Donald Trump’s populist charge will leave its mark on the American body politic. Asked whether Trump or House Speaker Paul Ryan, the highest-ranking Republican elected official, better represent the party’s values, 51 percent of members choose Trump and 33 percent favor Ryan. As the presidential race comes down to the wire, and the right faces the prospect of Democrat Hillary Clinton in the White House, some party leaders are coming back to the fold.

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