I just read this interview in the LA Times.
It's framed as a conservative takes on the GOP and Fox News, and it's quite a satisfying read.
The focus is on the famous “bubble”. From our point of view, this is a frustrating thing since it makes it impossible to change American conservatives' minds on a lot of things they're wrong about. From Bartlett's point of view as I understand it, it's bad because there are enough people outside of the bubble that people inside the bubble (i.e., most conservatives and Republicans) have a much harder time winning elections. For example:
A lot of conservatives are a bit worried about this. They understand this isn't good for the party. It's going to hurt us in 2016 because if we have people who are not serious candidates, making ridiculous arguments about Obama's invasion of Texas and other crackpot issues, all Hillary has to do is nothing.