Was It Really All Just Trump’s Fault?


Here’s the conventional wisdom about the midterm results: Good for DeSantis. Bad for Trump. Bad for election deniers. Bad for “bad candidates.”

The Republican party’s failure to engineer anything approaching a “tsunami”—likely the worst midterm election performance by a party out of power since 2002—has the GOP and conservative establishment (again) calling for Donald Trump’s political exile.

But can the Republican party just fire the manager and get back to owning the libs? Where did all those “bad candidates” come from, anyway? Can you really blame them all on a Florida retiree without a Twitter account?

Early Wednesday morning, longtime Mitch McConnell adviser Scott Jennings tweeted an obituary for Trump’s political future. “How could you look at these results tonight and conclude Trump has any chance of winning a national election in…

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