“If he was so great politically for the GOP, why is the party now out of power?” the board asked with its subheadline of an op-ed published Tuesday.
“But if CPAC represented America, Mr. Trump would still reside in the White House, not Mar-a-Lago,” it said.
The board acknowledged that Trump’s “base of support means he will play an important role in the GOP.”
“But as the Biden months roll on and the policy consequences of the 2020 defeat become stark, perhaps the party’s grassroots will begin to look past the Trump era to a new generation of potential standard-bearers,” it concluded. “As long as Republicans focus on the grievances of the Trump past, they won’t be a governing majority.”