Nah, the smart move is to bury trump, maga, the hat.. everything....and emerge anewWell to be honest Jack, if the Republicans had repudiated Bush (before Trump) I don't think it would have made a difference in how I voted over the years. Same goes with Trump. It's the policy agenda, more specifically the relative differences in the two parties' agendas, that drives my vote.
But having said that, I just listened to Rick Santorum present a master class on the logic for abandoning Trump to Rob Schmitt. It was a compelling argument. The sooner the better (obviously).
There were some bright spots for the Republicans, and they can come storming back in 2024. But not if Trump chooses to burn the party down on his way out the door. He needs to understand that the only way he retains any of his remaining power as a political figure is by accepting his role in this defeat and promising to support the MAGA 2.0 candidates like DeSantis & Youngkin, as well as the newcomers like Mike Lawler, who just sent Hillary and Soros' representative (and DCCC Chairman) Murphy to the unemployment line in NY's 17th.