Conservative writer Marc Thiessen, a regular contributor to Fox News, has an intense challenge for the Republican Party. He believes they should engage in deep introspection following their failure to deliver the expected “red wave” in the midterms.
In a world that was unfavorable to the Democrats, the GOP could have won decisively nationwide.
Thiessen said the result of the election was a “searing indictment” of the Republican Party.
“We had the worst inflation in four decades, the worst collapse in real wages in 40 years, the worst crime wave since the 1990s, the worst border crisis in U.S. history. We have Joe Biden, who is the least popular president since Harry Truman — since presidential polling happened — and there wasn’t a red wave,” Thiessen said on Fox News.
“That is a searing indictment of the message that we have been sending to the voters. They’ve looked at all of that, and looked at Republican alternative, and said no thanks,” he continued.
Thiessen believes that the Republican Party needs to look into the mirror right now so that they understand the “absolute disaster” of this election cycle.
The Fox News contributor did not mention former President Donald Trump by name, but he did say that the GOP needed to look at Republicans like Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine, and Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp as the future of the Party.
The final results of the election seem to prove Thiessen’s position correct. Those who received endorsements from Trump don’t seem to have done as well as those who distanced themselves from him. Both Herschel Walker in Georgia and J.D. Vance in Ohio have either lost or are winning by a slim margin, and they both had a Trump endorsement.
There was a red wave in Florida, where DeSantis once again proved that he can reach voters the GOP has struggled with in the past.