Trump not ruining the GOP brand, the GOP is

Trump not ruining the GOP brand, the GOP is
Bases loaded heading into Super Tuesday. (Image: AP)

In 2014, GOP officials in New York State put forth a full-court press to convince Donald Trump to run for governor. That seems like an eternity ago now, because today the same GOP loathes Mr. Trump so much as a presidential candidate he might as well change his name to “Ted Cruz.”

On the surface it doesn’t seem to make sense, for Mr. Trump is everything the GOP establishment has claimed for years it wanted in a candidate. He’s a self-funder, he’s not a culture warrior, he’s not from a Bible Belt state, and he’s got proven cross-over appeal in pop culture circles. Think Mitt Romney, whom Mr. Trump endorsed in the 2012 Republican primary, but with even more money and a lot more cool. Yet instead of being the fulfillment of their stated ideal, Mr. Trump has already attained red-headed stepchild status with the Republican Party’s lords of the realm.

Dr. Frankenstein always ends up hating the monster he has created.

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