The implosion of the Lincoln Project is the most spectacular failure – in a long list of failures – by Republican Never-Trumpers. And, even though he is diminished, Trump is still the top dog in the Republican Party and a major force in American politics. The Never-Trumpers main skill has been generating publicity for themselves, they certainly had nothing to do with Trump’s defeat – Trump managed that on his own.
The Never-Trumpers have failed to come to grips with the fact that their issue positions and politics have failed and are not coming back. They have no platform except despising Trump. They offer nothing the electorate wants. Trump could not have won in 2016 without a powerful set of issues.