“We’ve had our best two months in the last two years — since Elizabeth Warren announced for president on Dec. 31. For the first two years, all we talked about was Trump,” said Jeff Roe, the veteran Republican strategist who managed Texas Sen. Ted Cruz’s presidential campaign in 2016. “The game has just changed, and it’s helping Trump.”…

“Midterm elections have the effect of being a referendum on the president, but presidential elections are choices between two people,” Brad Todd, a Republican media consultant, said. “Trump does not have to beat Bill Clinton’s Democratic Party, and he could not. He doesn’t even have to beat Barack Obama’s Democratic Party. He just has to beat Bernie and AOC’s Democratic Party, and it’s further out of the mainstream than any of its predecessors.”