Remember the GOP's autopsy? The RNC commissioned the project to study why and how Mitt Romney lost the election in 2012 and, among other things, the report said Republicans must reach out to Latino voters and pass immigration reform.
Republicans did neither of those things and they nominated a man who entered the race by declaring that immigrants are criminals and rapists.
One of the co-authors of the GOP's autopsy and senior adviser to Jeb Bush, Sally Bradshaw, has now officially left the Republican party and says she'll vote for Hillary Clinton if it's necessary.
"This is a time when country has to take priority over political parties. Donald Trump cannot be elected president," Bradshaw said. [...]
"This election cycle is a test," Bradshaw said. "As much as I don't want another four years of (President Barack) Obama's policies, I can't look my children in the eye and tell them I voted for Donald Trump. I can't tell them to love their neighbor and treat others the way they wanted to be treated, and then vote for Donald Trump. I won't do it."
Bradshaw says she may write in another candidate for president in November unless it's a very close race. If it is very close, Bradshaw says she'll vote for Hillary Clinton to ensure that Donald Trump does not become president.
Obviously we probably wouldn't agree with Ms. Bradshaw on matters of policy, but I don't think that's necessary in this election. This is bigger than parties.
I should say it's bigger than any party for some people. At this point it doesn't appear Trump could say or do anything that would persuade Speaker Paul Ryan or Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to drop their support for him.