The memory of his candidacy is forcing the party to confront its weaknesses in a way that his real candidacy never could.
When that moment comes, presidents do confront the lobbies and override their wishes.
The first issue that we have to confront is violent extremism in all of its forms.
1560s, "to stand in front of," from Middle French confronter (15c.), from Medieval Latin confrontare "assign limits, adjoin," from Latin com- "together" (see com-) + frontem (nominative frons) "forehead" (see front (n.)). Sense of "to face in defiance or hostility" is late 16c. Related: Confronted; confronting.