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Weekly Standard Op-Ed: It May Be Time for GOP to Call It Quits

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By    |   Monday, 18 Jul 2016 01:38 PM

Jay Cost, a conservative elections analyst and political historian, believes it may be time for Republicans to call it a day if they’re willing to lay down and roll over for Donald Trump.

"There is a chance Trump could win. Still, all things considered, this is a race that the Republicans should win, or it should be a virtual toss-up, at least — if it weren't for Trump. Bizarrely, the party is unwilling to do anything about this," Cost writes in The Weekly Standard.

"The stalwarts in the Republican National Committee … are political pros who … know that a Trump nomination likely means a Clinton victory in November. With that in mind, it's time for conservatives to ask themselves some difficult questions, above all: What is the point of the Republican Party anymore?"

Cost says the idea of GOP leaders having to submit to Trump because he won the most votes is "nonsense on stilts."

"The delegates are pledged and bound according to the party's rules, which also empower them to unbind themselves if they wish. In other words, there is no moral duty for the party to abide Trump. It is doing so of its own volition," he writes.

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