After last week’s screening of Indiana Votes and the Temple is Doomed, there’s been a scramble among the Republican apparatchiks about what posture to assume regarding the party’s hair apparent. The choices appeared to be pathetic evasions, resigned abdications, and irrelevant protests.
- Trump takes the party down to an historic, Goldwater-grade defeat. But for sake of argument, let’s just say he loses, period. The good news for Ryan? He might emerge as the party leader. The bad news: by 2020, there may be more Whigs than Republicans.
- Trump wins, and proves to be exactly the terrifying, destabilizing President that everyone worries about. Implication: see # 1 (above).
- Trump wins, and turns out to be a great President.