Metaphorically speaking, the moment is now for Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio to unleash their inner William Tecumseh Shermans on Donald Trump. We are rapidly approaching the point of no return in the insane phenomenon that is the bloviating non-conservative narcissist Trump’s hostile takeover of the Republican Party apparatus. The undermining of said structural apparatus would be simply devastating for the conservative movement, and quite possibly usher in the end of the two-party system as we know it.
The Cruz and Rubio camps have been savaging each other for months, now. There is plenty of distrust and, indeed, raw anger. One side effect of this is the fact that only 4% of all Super PAC money this cycle has been spent in opposition to Trump, which frankly amounts to such a disgraceful collective-action failure so as to summon to mind the well-known quotation often (perhaps apocryphally) attributed to Sir Edmund Burke: “All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.”
Get over it, for now. If Donald Trump completely dominates on Super Tuesday, this race is likely all but over. Cruz and Rubio, two movement conservatives dedicated to the principles of Russell Kirk, William F. Buckley, Barry Goldwater, and Ronald Reagan, surely realize this. Call an immediate ceasefire, for the time being.
Scorch the proverbial earth on Donald Trump.