How regrettable that your two reporters do not even mention, due to historical ignorance? the 1964 Republican Convention, that might just be the only loose analogy to the political present? Rockefeller/Hershey vs. Goldwater, Liberals vs. Conservatives: the very idea of an actual Republican Liberal is in this time, unimaginable. The Liberals tried to stop Goldwater at the convention, it didn’t work. And Goldwater lost to Johnson, but Goldwater led to Nixon, and then Reagan: the Conservative takeover the Republican Party was sealed.
But what of Trump? Again we might look to the political imperative articulated by Goldwater: ‘extremism in pursuit of liberty is no vice’? Compare that to Mr. Trump’s promise that if he is denied the nomination by the ‘Party Elders’, led by Mr. 47% Romney, there could be riots. The violence practiced at Trump’s campaign stops are just the beginning? All this historically grounded speculation being outside the scope of your two political handicappers, who marshal their arguments/evidence with the professionalism worthy of this publication, yet remain well within the narrowest of parameters.