Kellyanne Conway in a symposium this morning:
We’ve only just begun, folks. The only clear frontrunner in this race is the economy, and even that is new. With the exception of Nevada (which was not competitive), in each contest so far, the GOP winner has been rejected by a majority of voters participating in that Republican primary or caucus.
That should please conservatives, since it means free-market competition and not that silly fiction called “electability” (“he can/can’t win”) govern this race and that we, the consumers, eventually will decide which product on a crowded shelf of choices is superior. What a refreshing departure from the royalist party’s recent past.
Conservatives should not buy into this notion that the movement is so fractious and the party in such disarray that we must quickly coalesce behind a single man to show unity and start preparing for the general election. Why? The best preparation for the eventual nominee is a protracted primary contest where people are forced to present concrete plans, explain their ideas (and their past votes and actions), and demonstrate their differences. Beats the fluff and no-stuff of “hope,” “change,” and “optimism.”
And as for who best to unify the various constituencies of the Republican party, we’ve already found that candidate: Hillary Clinton.
More here from Al Felzenberg, John Hood, Larry Kudlow, and Yuval Levin.