What if Donald Tr*mp wins the Republican nomination for president?
Given Tr*mp's high negatives, it is very likely that Republican turnout in the general election would be low. Democrats could retake the Senate, which would guarantee a liberal replacement for Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court. Even if Tr*mp won the presidency and Republican control of the Senate was maintained, a good deal of the Ryan program would be doomed. No wonder Republicans are panicking.
Trump is the best bet for defeating the TPP, which he opposes. (No matter what she says now, it's a good bet that President Hillary would eventually support it. Let's not forget NAFTA.) Despite his vocal opposition to the Affordable Care Act, Tr*mp supports the individual mandate. Obamacare just might be saved. Tr*mp's opposition to abortion is soft, and he has blustered some positive comments about Planned Parenthood. Yes, he favors more destructive tax cuts for the super-rich and would be inclined towards institutionalized racism, but we'd be just as likely to get much the same outcomes from a President R*bio or a President Cr*z. (You will note that I now have assigned Tr*mp's chief competitors to the category of "obscenity.")
If Bernie loses any possibility of winning the Democratic nomination on Super Tuesday, I will seriously consider switching my party registration to Republican so I can vote for Tr*mp in the primaries. A Tr*mp candidacy in November would destroy the Republican Party as we know it, and I'd be fine with that.