Where did the Republican Party of Ronald Reagan go? Joe Scarborough mourns, “So long to Morning in America.”
Joe writes in The Norwich Bulletin:
Florida’s winner-take-all primary was rigged by the establishment to provide a firewall for Jeb Bush or Rubio back when wise men spoke knowingly of an “establishment lane.” Instead, as with most of the maneuvers masterminded by the Republican National Committee, the Florida firewall now seems to be playing into the hands of the man Beltway Republicans hate the most. And after Tuesday night, the only politician who has any chance of stopping Trump seven days from now is the second-most hated politician in Washington, Ted Cruz. Sen. Lindsey Graham likens the choice between Cruz and Trump as being similar to having to choose death by firing squad or from drinking poison. As for me, I will defer for now and instead spend time watching some of the Gipper’s old speeches, saying goodbye to his first lady today, and after that, sorting through the wreckage that once was Ronald Reagan’s proud Republican Party.
Read the full piece here.