William Kristol writes in the Weekly Standard:
conservatism too needs reform and renewal. This is a major task ...It is an endeavor that should also aim to revitalize the Republican party, if that is possible. We look forward to the task. We especially look forward to engaging the young—Americans who understand conservative principles, but who knew not Reagan; warriors not of the Cold War but of the 9/11 generation; constitutionalists who are students and law clerks rather than contemporaries of Justices Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito; entrepreneurs not of the 20th century but of the 21st. We oldsters can provide some useful guidance and help. But we can only do that if we freely acknowledge the need for fresh thinking and acting. We can only do that if we are well aware that the task is now less to "conserve" than to rebuild and renew.