Mike Crapo

Elephant stampede: Many in GOP trying to escape Trump as crisis deepens

Elephant stampede: Many in GOP trying to escape Trump as crisis deepens

With less than a month to go before the election, a major political party is poised to walk away from its own presidential nominee - a situation with few precedents in American political history.

There is little to guide Republicans, collectively and individually, except the growing realization that they have risked their party's survival by tying it to Donald Trump as he has led them into a crisis that is both extraordinary and utterly predictable.

Now the challenge is how to isolate and quarantine their standard-bearer so that GOP candidates up and down the ballot will not be infected by the public revulsion toward lewd comments he made about women in a newly revealed 2005...

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