Is it time to Dump Trump?
Long past, #NeverTrumpers would say. Many of them in my vicinity have been wistfully speculating on the means, from convention coup to public-spirited time travelers, by which Donald Trump might be removed from the top of the Republican ticket.
But the case for doing so has become stronger with three pieces of news. First, the revelation that he has, to a first approximation, done none of the things necessary to build a viable campaign, such as raising funds or hiring staff. Second, he is trailing Clinton so badly that his supporters have already resorted to the kind of poll “unskewing” rituals that are traditionally reserved for the first week of every fourth November. And third, Nate Silver has released his election forecast on his FiveThirtyEight blog, giving Trump just a 20-26 percent chance of winning the election.
So let us consider three questions:
1. Would the Republican Party be better off if they staged a coup at the convention and substituted another candidate?
2. Does the Republican Party have a moral right to stage such a coup?
3. Can the Republican Party manage to pull it off?Read the rest of Megan McArdle's op-ed HERE. (http://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2016-07-01/forget-the-white-house-dump-trump-to-save-the-rest-of-the-ticket)
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