At NRO Jim Geraghty presents to readers Charles C.W. Cooke’s take on where the GOP will stand after 8 November.
Given the data we have, it seems likely that the GOP will retain the House, which will mean that, by the time of the 2018 mid-terms, it will have run that chamber for 18 of the last 22 years. Similarly, if the forecasts are accurate, the party is looking at a loss in the Senate of between three and six seats, which, even supposing the worst case scenario, is hardly disastrous (split the difference, and you get a four-seat loss, which would put the chamber at 50-50; not a sign of terminal decline). And in the states, where most laws are made? The GOP remains strong. Look at the maps in 2018, and presume a Hillary Clinton presidency. Can you see an imminent collapse? I can’t.
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