Conceding the Trump battle to win the war?

As the Donald Trump juggernaut remains on course for winning the Republican nomination, a repeated refrain has been to blame the Republicans for not having acted early enough to stop Trump’s rise. If prominent politicians, Super-PACs, and other members of the “GOP Elite” (so the argument goes) had launched concerted attacks om Trump at an early stage, they could have prevented him from ever achieving front-runner status. Failing that, they should at least close ranks behind a single unified anti-Trump candidate – or make plans for selecting a completely different compromise candidate, if the process ends in a brokered convention where no candidate holds a majority.

Others, such as Vox’ Ezra Klein, have argued that the party elites have in fact done everything they can in this respect – and that to the extent that they’ve held back, it’s been because of a genuine and rational fear that their efforts might end up boosting Trump instead.
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Quote of the Day: Leonard Cohen

In the wake of Super Tuesday in the US presidential primaries: From┬áLeonard Cohen’s Stories of the Street.

The age of lust is giving birth,
And both the parents ask
The nurse to tell them fairy tales
On both sides of the glass.
(…)
But let me ask you one more time,
O children of the dusk,
All these hunters who are shrieking now:
Oh, do they speak for us?