Republicans today can learn lessons from the Democrats’ past. But will they?

Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus deserves credit for launching a reclamation project for his beleaguered party. …

Democrats have seen this movie. A quarter century ago, the Democrats had lost five of six presidential elections, two by landslide margins in the popular vote. Two victories by Richard Nixon, two by Ronald Reagan and then the election of George H.W. Bush finally convinced the Democrats they had to change.

Some of the parallels between Democrats then and Republicans now are striking. [cont.]

Dan Balz, Washington Post