#NeverTrump to Rebrand as #EventuallyTrump

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I’ve noted this several times today in different contexts. But it’s worth repeating clearly and on its own. Romney, Rubio and a slew of other Republicans are denouncing Donald Trump as someone who cannot be allowed to become President. He’s a danger to the country, a danger to the Republican party, a danger to conservatism. Yet none of these people is willing to rule out supporting him in November. Even Mitt Romney today clearly did not rule out supporting Trump in the fall. That is too big a contradiction to stand. The essence of what people are calling the #NeverTrump hashtag ‘movement’ is that it’s Twitter based, and in the nature of Twitter people can’t be pressed on this elemental question. Rubio is trying to be this ‘movement’s’ leader; but tonight he said he’d support Trump as nominee.

Because of this the #NeverTrump movement will likely soon collapse under the weight of its own ridiculousness.