The Republican Civil War has erupted into full view. Last week, Mitt Romney called all hands on deck to defeat Donald Trump. Trump has since enjoyed victories in five of nine contests. Polls project his streak to hold in next week's critical primaries.
The significance of the Trumpista uprising is hard to miss. The stars aligned in 2016 for conservatives to "take back" America from the progressive onslaught. The voters, disenchanted with Obama and alienated from progressive policies, are hoping for change. History favors a rotation of power, and few find Hillary Clinton inspiring, trustworthy or likable. A new generation of forward-looking conservatives, acutely sensitive to traditional values and contemporary problems, is rising.