There’s no sugar-coating it. It’s been a rough couple of weeks for conservatives.
Like many younger conservatives, I endured tough electoral losses in 2008 and 2012 while residing deep within a liberal bubble (academia and Washington, D.C., respectively), where the onslaught of gloating “I told you so” remarks and gleefully offered post-mortems of conservatism were as plentiful as they were painful.
However, it’s really not as bad for the GOP as it seems. Three important points to remember going forward come to mind.