I need a dose or reality? The Republican party is making the decision right now. There is a large group of classically conservative party members who want to expel Trump by refusing him the nomination at the Convention, regardless of the delegate count. They recognize that by doing that they will lose 2016, but it’s a question of lose 2016 or function in a permanently hi-jacked party. As soon as Trump is denied the nomination, he runs as a third-party candidate, and he has the numbers and momentum to make that party last. On the other hand, if Trump is successful in hi-jacking the party, there is a group that is willing to leave the Republican party and begin a new one.