I made this point really consistently that there is no middle ground with conservative populism.
That is the wave of the future. There is no constituency for open borders, open markets, and endless military intervention. There is no constituency. So, maybe Gillespie wouldn’t have won if President Trump campaigned with him, but trying to be half in, half out with Donald Trump was never going to work. If you dip your toe just in a little bit, you’re going to turn out like Ed Gillespie, political road kill. The glory days for the establishment Republicans are coming to a close, that’s a fact. And we saw those results tonight.