...are proceeding according to plan.
From the NYT:
Getting Twitchy About Mr. TrumpOr, as respected Beltway celebrity con artist and Advocate of Civilization, Definer of Civilization and Teacher of the Rules of Civilization, Newton Leroy Gingrich, stated confidently just five months ago:
By THE EDITORIAL BOARD
JUNE 22, 2016
...Fully 70 percent of registered voters now say they dislike Mr. Trump, including more than three-quarters of women and nearly 90 percent of nonwhite people, according to a new Washington Post/ABC News poll. Hillary Clinton, the presumptive Democratic nominee, has opened a double-digit lead in some national polls.Small wonder that yet another group of Republicans has mounted yet another long-shot effort to deprive Mr. Trump of the nomination. Called “Free the Delegates,” it’s an initiative to rally convention delegates to vote against Mr. Trump in Cleveland next month. Kendal Unruh, one of the group’s founders and a Colorado delegate, told The Washington Post that this can be done by passing a “conscience clause” before the convention that would allow delegates from states that Mr. Trump won to abstain or vote for another candidate.Courageous Conservatives PAC, whose founder, Chris Ekstrom, is a pro-Ted Cruz Dallas businessman, backs the group. The conservative pundit Bill Kristol has voiced support for the movement, too, having failed so far to recruit a kindred spirit to start a third-party campaign against Mr. Trump.Free the Delegates is not an effort to find an alternative to Mr. Trump with broad appeal. It’s a campaign to ditch him because he’s not conservative enough, and it has no apparent plan beyond that...So far, the latest dump-Trump scheming seems less like a cohesive strategy than another manifestation of the intraparty war of ideologies that led to Mr. Trump’s win in the first place. Having wooed and accommodated the forces of chaos, party leaders now fear that Mr. Trump will not only lose, but that he’ll cost them control of the House and the Senate, too...
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