Recent columns in the Washington Examiner and the Washington Post highlight an ongoing feud between syndicated columnist George Will and Donald Trump. Will was especially critical of Trump in his August 12th Washington Post column “Donald Trump is a counterfeit Republican.” It is worth the read.
Let me state that I am no fan of Trump, as my first Redstate diary clearly states.
However, near the end of Will’s column, Will proposed the following:
Indeed, a party has a duty to exclude interlopers, including cynical opportunists deranged by egotism. This is why closed primaries, although not obligatory, are defensible: Let party members make the choices that define the party and dispense its most precious possession, a presidential nomination. So, the Republican National Committee should immediately stipulate that subsequent Republican debates will be open to any and all — but only — candidates who pledge to support the party’s nominee.