...in the GOP establishment, keep in mind that ultimately they want us to lose more than they want to win. They would prefer that the GOP never wins another national election to having one of our candidates win a national election. It would not surprise me in the least if they intentionally split the party in order to hand the Dems total control of government, and then blame us for it. Be aware of this risk. The closer we get to taking over the GOP, the greater will be their temptation to try something like this.