One of the problems with the claim that the Republican Party is doomed to many years of failure is that it is having plenty of success now — at the state level. The G.O.P. controls 30 of the nation’s governorships, along with a majority of state legislatures.
Some of this is because many of those Republican governors were elected in 2010, a strong year for the party. But that does not reflect the whole story. [cont.]
Nate Silver, FiveThirtyEight (NYT)