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Republicans at the Rubicon

Yet, confronted with such staggering affront on decency, respectability, chivalry, civility, and hope, party elders–George W. Bush, John McCain, Paul Ryan—are loath to openly engage Trump in a slugfest to redeem the Republican party.

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The Fall of Donald J. Trump

But to make it to the convention floor in July as the inescapable nominee, Trump must not only keep walking this straight and narrow, but aggressively fight self to keep caged the wild and unpredictable beast within. The fact that only 4% of the delegate total has been awarded so far makes this a daunting and arduous journey, contrary to popular premonitions these days.