You sometimes get the feeling that if Mussolini himself were about to win the nomination, Republicans would still be talking about Clinton’s email server.
This is nonsense. Republican voters and the party leaders who oppose Trump should declare now that they won’t vote for him in the general election under any circumstances. If people feel better about voting for a third-party candidacy, if one emerges, that’s fine, since any Republican vote going to a third-party candidate is a vote taken away from Trump. If more people made it clear now that they won’t ever vote for Trump, it might even help stall Trump’s drive for a majority of delegates in the coming primaries and open the way for a brokered convention. But so long as leading Republicans continue to say that, at the end of the day, they will stick with their party, right or wrong, Trump will keep rolling and the nation will remain at risk.