The results of Virginia’s 2021 election were no earthquake. Glenn Youngkin, the newly elected Republican Governor, squeaked home by the narrowest of margins. The swing from blue to red was a modest 5 percent.
Yet 2021 could turn out to be one of the America’s most significant elections for a generation.
Virginia offers the conservative movement a map back to electoral success — if they have the good sense to follow it.
It is easy when living in a state like Mississippi to assume that the Republican party is well entrenched. The reality across much of America, however, is that the conservative movement which dominated American politics in Ronald Reagan’s day has suffered defeat and retreat ever since.
The last time that a Republican candidate won a popular majority in a US