How the right’s elevation of Robert F. Kennedy Jr. could now backfire

The recent elevation of Robert F. Kennedy Jr. as a prominent voice in the Right could backfire in a few ways. Kennedy’s anti-vaccine views, for example, are extremely unpopular among most mainstream members of the Republican party and could potentially alienate significant numbers of Republican voters. Additionally, Kennedy’s promotion of certain fringe conspiracy theories, such as his belief that the Clintons and other Democratic politicians have engaged in massive voter fraud, could be seen as a distraction from actual policy debates. Finally, Kennedy’s armed opposition to energy projects, such as his support for the Dakota Access Pipeline protest, may turn away some Republican voters who support such projects. All ofThese factors could make many moderate Republicans less likely to support the Right if Kennedy is too prominent in their message.