House and Senate leaders are judged by other qualities — like fundraising or legislative skill.
Trump won over Republican voters, not independents.
This is what explains Trump’s rise.
The trend toward earlier retirement announcements and the growth of the permanent campaign were not goals of campaign finance reformers in the 1970s.
Romney had the money, but not the support of party elites.
Schumer’s faith in the “Top Two” primary isn’t supported by the evidence.
National Party organizations matter more now than they did in Robert Strauss’s day.