Republicans are faced with a choice on infrastructure: negotiate a bipartisan bill or take responsibility for whatever Democrats pass without them.
Some political positions are strangely opposite of what they should be. Minimum wage politics is one example.
There’s a lot of desire by a lot of formerly-mainline conservatives to find a new vehicle for their politics without emboldening extremists or being left out in the cold.
With a Republican-packed court, what are the power dynamics to look like? Where is the new center of gravity?
Things that might have made a difference: House races, a primary fight, and no Donald John Trump.