Trump Is a Lemon, and Republicans Should Return Him

Lemon laws are American state laws that provide a remedy for purchasers of cars and other consumer goods in order to compensate for products that repeatedly fail to meet standards of quality and performance, goes the Wikipedia definition. Republican delegates should study this carefully, as it may be their best option yet.
No product has ever failed to meet standards more comprehensively than has Trump, who, since he clinched the nomination in May, has malfunctioned in a manner more than spectacular and has been a gift beyond price to the opposite party. He has divided his party, disgusted the public, frightened the horses, and seems to be losing to Hillary Clinton. No lemon deserves this law more.
But, say Trump’s allies, he won fair and square (which he did) and the process deserves to be honored (it does), but in this case this argument puts the means (the primary process) ahead of the result or the end that this primary process was built to produce. That was a candidate who was broadly acceptable to most wings of the party, who could coalesce without stress its numerous factions, was a viable asset in down-ballot races, could hold his own in a national campaign and, hopefully, win. In most recent cycles, this worked fairly well; the candidate won (Bush) or lost by a safely non-wipeout margin (Dole, McCain, Romney) that left the party intact and set to rebound in the midterm elections.

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