Trump Is Chief Obstacle to Republican Revival

From a New York Times guest essay by Matthew Continetti headlined “Trump Is the Chief Obstacle to a Republican Revival”:

Matthew Continetti is a senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute and the author of “The Right: The Hundred-Year War for American Conservatism.”

The final votes have yet to be counted, but so far the 2022 midterm campaign bears a striking resemblance to the midterm elections of 1998. A quarter century ago, Republicans were convinced that historical precedent and the manifest flaws of the incumbent Democratic president would bring them a landslide victory.