"I hesitate in drawing too many long-term conclusions based on what Trump does or did," said Nathan Gonzales, of the Rothenberg and Gonzales Political Report, a nonpartisan group that tracks elections. "He is such a unique character in this movie that I don't think anyone can really replicate him or what he has done. So I think we should take a deep breath before we have charted a brand new course for our political system."
"I'm not sure how many voters will be persuaded to switch from Clinton to Trump because of the news, but if it energizes Republicans and helps Trump unify the GOP, that will help him pull closer. And a more narrow loss will help Republican candidates in Senate and House races," said Nathan Gonzales, editor of the Rothenberg & Gonzales Political Report.