As a Libertarian, I don’t participate in GOP or Democratic primaries or conventions but I would say the GOP has learned from past mistakes.
Amanda Chase was a sure loser, a shrill Trump-in-heels who turned off too many.
Kirk Cox is a personal friend, I delivered yard signs for him when he first ran for the GA. But he is a creature of the party establishment. He would be a great Speaker of the House, with deep knowledge of the issues and on how to get things done. He is a great guy, but not the winning candidate.
That left Glenn Youngkin and Pete Snyder, both successful and charismatic outsiders with deep pockets and appeal in the middle. There were some awful negative campaign ads against Youngkins, trying to link him to China because the Carlyle Group sis business there, as pretty much every investment group does. I don’t know in Snyder was directly involved, but he didn’t condemn those ads either.
So, all-in-all, I think the GOP did well.