With Barack Obama’s successful bid for a second term, the conventional wisdom is the Republican Party is dead. Don’t believe it. Such obituaries have been written many times before, and they’ve all turned out to be untrue. So too this time around. For one, the magnitude of the 2012 GOP loss is just not that great, a matter of small, correctable things and not a wholesale rejection of its small government message. For another, party members are chastened. You may not agree with them, but they’re not stupid — and they’ll fix what went wrong. Resurrection is near.
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