If Moore wins, as Nunberg expects he will, the Alabama race will be one more data point in support of this theory of the electorate. And of course, if he loses, Nunberg and his fellow Bannonites will know where to point their fingers.

It’s appalling, Nunberg said, that the organs of the GOP establishment—such as the Senate Leadership Fund and the NRSC—“spent millions of dollars trying to destroy Moore during the primary, and now won’t spend a cent to support him in the general.”

If Moore goes down, Nunberg said, it may be necessary for the Bannon-backed candidates who lose primaries next year to indulge in some retribution. “Perhaps the Bannon candidates should endorse the Democrat in the race,” he said, “so Mitch McConnell can see how that works out for him.”