From Hoover to Trump, it’s not the primaries, stupid

If you’ve been paying attention to the news — no, I mean the stuff without the president trying to sharpie his way out of a Crimson Tide of a mess — you’ve noticed that the Republican Party is trying to manufacture consent for Donald Trump to be nominated for a second term by removing opportunities for people to challenge him:

“Republican parties in South Carolina, Nevada, Arizona and Kansas are expected to finalize the cancellations in meetings this weekend, according to three GOP officials who are familiar with the plans.