After defeat, GOP still has reasons for optimism

Though Republicans failed to regain the presidency and lost seats in both the U.S. House and Senate, the future isn’t as bad for the party as some contend. Chris Cillizza of the Washington Post wrote that the GOP has reasons for optimism, including: The party’s superstars (Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal and Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan) are coming of age, there is a historic number (30) of GOP governors, and “presidential politics in the post-World War II era tend to be defined by the pendulum effect.”