The Future of the Republican Party
The right today looks different from the right during the era of George W. Bush. Today, the party has more members who consider themselves nationalist, populist, anti-immigration, anti-globalization, an anti-elite among their ilk. Many are less concerned with deficits and smaller government and more worried about a cultural decline in America. Many are frustrated by a country driven by coastal elites that ignore, if not disrespect, those in the heartland. Are these feelings reshaping the Republican narrative? What do they say about the future of the party? Karl Rove, former deputy chief of staff and senior advisor to President George W. Bush, shares insights with National Review editor in chief, Rich Lowry.