Candidates occasionally try to run away from presidents of their own party who are unpopular in their state, and it almost never works. Such a maneuver is unlikely to win over Democrats and moderates who dislike Trump — especially for first-termers like Gardner and McSally, who don’t have a long-standing relationship with voters — while it might alienate Republican voters the senators desperately need to hold.
The above paragraph exemplifies the failings of western democracy. Elected politicians work more for the party than they work for the people or the country.
It’s time for another system of democratic governance. No more political parties.