Ben Domenech, a dear friend but for whom I would not be doing what I’m doing, has your must read piece of the day on Donald Trump. Trump is, at the end of the day, the candidate the GOP deserves.

The problem is that this Trump phenomenon, while encompassing some of the Republican base, is not a creature of it, or in any way a structured objection to specific policies like, say, renewal of the Export Import bank.

Instead, it is an organic and anti-establishment response uninterested in negotiation. It is a revolt that seeks nothing less that the annihilation of the party’s ruling elite – and, perhaps, the Republican coalition along with it.