While I think Rubin's advice to Republicans is sound, I have to take issue with this:
The joke here is that the mainstream media love the loony express. The engineers on the train to nowhere are useful props for liberals to convince the public that this is what conservatism is. The mainstream media parade the loonies around as the talking heads for the right, as if they represented a majority or even plurality of the party.
It wasn't the MSM or a liberal cabal that threw Bob Bennett under the bus for Mike Lee or Dick Luger for Richard Murdoch. It was Republican primary voters.
It wasn't the MSM or a liberal cabal that nominated Todd Akin or Ted Cruz. It was Republican primary voters.
It wasn't the MSM or a liberal cabal that brought us Sharon 'chickens for medical care' Angle. The Club for Growth and Republican primary voters who chose Sharon over here closest rival by 14 points. All the MSM did was cover the Republican Senate nominee who was taking on the Majority Leader.
I could go on, and on, and on,.....
You cannot solve a problem until you admit you have one.
Jennifer, the Republican party has a problem. The 'Loony Train' (Jennifer's term, not mine, but great turn of phrase) is running the show.
Admitting the problem is the first step to recovery.