aplushalley The only A- I’ve ever gotten is my blood type
You guys like politics, don’t you? No judgment - actually, I really enjoy getting questions like these because I feel that my kids are a diverse group with regards to their political opinions. It’s not that I know all of their beliefs, values and stances, but I do think I know them well enough to figure them out (figuring their opinions out, though, is a lot of fun). I do think a lot of these kids will end up registering as Independent when they’re older, though many may be just left, or just right, of centrism. That being said, despite having a group of diverse characters with diverse value systems, I don’t think any character would be very strongly Republican, but I can see a few being strongly Democratic. I definitely think that teens tend to be more influenced by social media and the entertainment industry than by news sources, so that might be why a lot of them are more likely to be left-wing. I do have a lot of characters, however, who are very questioning and can be quite unsusceptible to external influence.
Anyway, I tried to be unbiased and base my answer to this question on Republican values (national security, border control, the right to own a gun, pro-life, individual liberty, anti-Socialism, lower taxes, business-minded politics etc.) rather than on the preconceived ideas many of us, myself included, have of Republicans (traditional, Christian, bigoted, anti-science, hate the poor etc.). I think that perhaps Halley, Sean, and possibly Vienna would vote Republican. Maaaybe Landon, but he’s really difficult to figure out (I think he has strong opinions on both sides, like he could be strongly anti-capitalism on one side, and strongly pro-life on the other). I also think that if we look at specific topics rather than putting a label on them, we’d find that the kids have opinions all across the board to the point where it can be difficult to give them any particular label (except maybe “Independent”).