If Ed Gillespie wants to change minds of skeptics as myself, calling me stupid is not a good start. If he wrote this article only for people supporting his point of view, so they can feel better knowing that people as I are stupid, I apologize for disturbing their peace.
But, if he is interested in having an academic conversation on the subject, I invite him and his supporters to familiarize themselves with the point of view of others first. The good starting point could be my recent essay:
A polemic, pointing errors in my reasoning would be a respectable way to start.