Why Populism Is Replacing Conservatism, and Why It’s Winning

Supporters of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump hold signs on June 16, 2016 at Gilley's in Dallas, Texas.
Conservatives, however, are undeniably as divided as they’ve ever been, or at least since the Goldwater days. To those who remain anti-Trump, the #NeverTrump crowd, the Republican nominee represents nothing less than a complete abandonment of their principles and the values they consider integral to the fabric of America. To them, a vote for Trump is a vote against civility, decency, and everything they hold dear.