In order to win, you have to recruit winning candidates. The GOP is showing weakness on this front.
There are a number of signs 2018 will be a good year for Democrats at the ballot box — perhaps most notably President Donald Trump’s dismal approval rating and the steady stream of Republicans announcing they’ll retire instead of seeking re-election.
The GOP needs to shore up its recruitment effort or suffer the consequences of having weak candidates in 2018. A weak field of candidates can translate into losses in elections nationwide.