From “There Are Two Republican Parties. They Need to Unite”, by Dan McLaughlin, National Review, November 6, 2020:

“The biggest threats to unity come from two sources. One is simply personality and personnel. Donald Trump was just too much in too many ways for the Paul Ryan party. The Romney-Ryan ticket was simply too earnest, polite, and boardroom for the Donald Trump party. John McCain, who in personality terms was a better fit for bridging the two groups, was a bridge too far on issues. We could use another Reagan. Perhaps the larger threat is the people who have a vested interest in keeping the divisions of the past four years alive. The last thing Republicans need is a lot of pointless infighting just when there is a runoff in Georgia to decide control of the Senate.”

From “The Never Ending Election of the Never Ending 2020: Some Thoughts”, by Andrew C. McCarthy, National Review, November 6, 2020:

“Error and fraud happen in every election, so there are always individual incidents on which partisans whose candidate is behind can seize to suggest the whole process was illegitimate. With intensive media coverage, these incidents can be made to look like a bigger deal than they may actually be.”

From “A New Nixonian Coalition? ‘Ethnic Whites’ 2.0”, by Michael Brendan Dougherty, National Review, November 6, 2020:

“Republicans are much nearer to taking the House. The ability of Trump’s GOP to execute something of a repeat of Nixon’s expansionary strategy has gone some way to depolarizing America’s racial politics. The GOP of Bush, McCain, and Romney fell to its absolute nadir among non-white voters. And there is little more poisonous to the politics of a multi-racial democracy than political factions that fall almost entirely along racial lines. Now the next step is to build on these gains by pushing westward with them in states such as Arizona, New Mexico, and even California.”

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