Back to the OP: the safest route for GOP "leadership" is a Hillary win. Leaves the Republicans back in Bash-a-Clinton mode, with FOX/Koch teams giving talking points to figureheads nominated by drones duped by social wars.
Rather than deal with campaign finance, tax reform or immigration policy, they will return to Benghazi, emails and bathroom wars.
The Republican "leadership" fears change; in Demographics, interpretation of the Constitution, social mores or type of nominee. They'd prefer Dan Quayle to McCain (of the 90s), and distracted white voters to a well-educated and politically engaged broad segment of society.
That's who and what Donald has brought to the party, and the old (white) guard just don't know how to cope. First Romney, now Cruz and Kasich are realizing the problems inherent with their "leadership". They ain't got none with any demographic but that which is dwindling.
Basically, the Republican establishment will never give Donald the keys to the military. They would much rather love to hate Hillary for 4 years while secretly enjoying the fact that the most qualified Republican was elected. She also saves them from the painful process of change and having to provide leadership.
The conservative is happy with his opinions being un-questioned, and just wants everyone else to pretend to agree, and not discuss anything too much. (Including why Uncle Al is a bit "off" and has dresses in his closet. He's a nice enough guy, leave him alone!) Head down, do the work, enjoy mowing the grass, go to church and doodle on the bulletin.
The liberal cannot help talking about how everyone would just be better off talking all about sex and the permutations and the joy of openness and freedoms for everyone. He/she/X can't quite decide between Bernie or Hillary because the choice is so darn complex and meaningful.
Insults complete. Nothing accomplished. Next thread?
As noted, "...Baldridge, a onetime Cup sailor and a former commodore of the Houston Yacht Club, contributed a comment to the newsletter It seems to me, he wrote, that this is no longer a sailing competition.
Well, that's asinie.
Asinine? Just a reaction to news that pumping will be allowed, and therefore the race becomes akin to a rowing competition with a sailing twist. Hardly "extremely stupid, or foolish."