George Will is warning that if the GOP nominates Donald Trump for president, it would be the "end" of the Republican Party.
“Conservatives’ highest priority now must be to prevent Trump from winning the Republican nomination in this, the GOP’s third epochal intraparty struggle in 104 years,” he writes in a new Washington Post column Thursday.
The conservative columnist says preventing Trump from winning the nomination should be an even higher priority than denying the Democratic Party a third term in the White House.
“One hundred and four years of history is in the balance. If Trump is the Republican nominee in 2016, there might not be a conservative party in 2020 either.”
Will pans the GOP front-runner as a “fundamentally sad figure,” arguing that he has every “disagreeable human trait.”
“His compulsive boasting is evidence of insecurity. His unassuageable neediness suggests an aching hunger for others’ approval to ratify his self-admiration,” Will writes. “His incessant announcements of his self-esteem indicate that he is not self-persuaded.”
You know I don't always agree with George Will but his assessment of Trump is dead on.
And what he is saying about the future of the GOP is essentially what I have been saying for several months now.
However it is also possible is that the destruction of the Republican party, at least as we have known it, is too far along for it to be stopped even it Trump suddenly dropped out of the race.
And I would further state that this destruction started well before Donald Trump threw his hat into the ring.