Don't kid yourself. This guy Trump is not going anywhere. He is going to launch a TV network and milk 20 million people all he can. Call that one party. It is going to be like one of those right wing parties in Europe.
Then there is the Utah guy McMullin. He is very clear he is not running to win. He is running to launch a center right political party.
The Libertarian party is a Republican party. I think it also wants to abolish the Education Department.
The GOP civil war begins after November. They need to lose to Hillary first. Then they can get on with the real competition.
Republicans made a fateful choice back then to tie their prospects to a medium addicted to rage and the conspiracy theories that fuel it. That came back to haunt them with the candidacy of Donald Trump. Now they find themselves between a rock and a hard place. Either they continue on the current path of promoting the rage-making machine, or they take Rampell’s advice and decide to go to war with right-wing media – which might actually become their final Waterloo.