Democratic and liberal spin notwithstanding, Republicans earned a huge victory in last week’s elections across the United States.

That’s the verdict from Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol, who offered his analysis of the 2014 elections during a John Locke Foundation Headliner luncheon in Raleigh. Kristol also previewed the next two years of debate between Republican congressional leaders and the Obama administration, as well as potential scenarios for the 2016 election cycle.

In the video clip below, Kristol notes the high quality of candidates who helped Republicans retake control of the U.S. Senate.

Click play below to watch the full 59:04 event.

You’ll find other John Locke Foundation video presentations here.