In a rapidly-evolving world, leading the way seems to be a better approach than trying to hold back the tides of change. Conservatism has much to offer, and a more cooperative approach to policy and problem-solving will afford the Right a more meaningful role to contribute–rather than merely obstruct [or, in the case of The Donald, offer dangerous nonsense].
The question, of course, is whether or not what’s left of the rational and reasonable segment of GOP leadership can not only appreciate that need, but are able to persuade other factions that current wars are both unwinnable and carry heavy, long-term costs to their own supporters. It’s an obvious question to ask. Obvious answers aren’t quite so easy to come by.