“Greetings, Donald Trump super fans. I am a member of the GOP establishment. I’m writing to tell you that, no matter how much you wish it otherwise, the Donald Trump candidacy is almost over.
Don’t be fooled by Trump’s double-digit lead in a new poll: He is not going to win. He’s not going to win the primary. He’s not going to win the general. He’s not going to win a third-party bid. …
Donald Trump is not running a real campaign. He is working the phones, stirring the pot and using the media ecosystem to its fullest. Soon, the bolder members of the field will follow Rick Perry, Marco Rubio and Jeb Bush in making harder and more decisive strokes against him. Unlike Trump, they’ll use real oppo, tested and targeted messages—ads built not just to cut, but to kill. They’ll break his operational tempo, get inside his OODA loop and turn his circus into a crispy ruin. It’s what real campaigns do. …
The circus is almost over.
My advice to Trump fans?
Don’t be the last clown out of the tent. …”
“The hordes taunting the Never Trump brigades of the Republican Party to understand they’ve lost and need to get out of the way of presumptive presidential nominee Donald Trump ought to learn a lesson from a revered American ally.
As Hitler’s forces roared through Belgium and France in the May of 1940, the 400,000 men of the British Expeditionary Force in Europe were cut off.
Outnumbered and outgunned by the Wehrmacht war machine, they represented a large fraction of the British overall military forces, and now stood at the verge of complete destruction. …
This is our Dunkirk. This is the moment for a risky, improbable set of Hail Mary passes to save the conservative movement and the Republican Party from the invasion of Trumpism.
We won’t give up. We can’t give up.”