Scholz is the male-Merkel.....only her "Raute" is still missing.
It doesn't matter anymore what is CDU (once seen as conservative) or SPD....the leaders have become exchangable....the party programs alignable...
There is hope that the CDU will find it's true conservative core again during the coming 5 years in the opposition...with Merkel gone for good!
wish to note once again that the German concept of being conservative
I'm not so sure about that Lyzko....the biggest difference is the two-party-system in the US compared to the x-party-system in Germany.
Trump had to infiltrate one of the two parties in the US to make a political career....I read he once tried it with the Democrats first (donated even billions) before he found a better way in with the Tea Party inside the Republicans...so a Republican he became and influenced this party like nobody else did.....he had to change the Republicans and he did!
In Germany Trump could and probably would had founded his own party....a new one from scratch and would had started what we call the "march through the institutions"....similiar to what the AfD is doing in Germany since their foundation 2013. Or Macrons "La République en Marche" in 2016.
That doesn't mean that people generally have different opinions about conservatism....it's just that politics/conservatism works differently in our countries.