He can thumb his nose at all the conservative power brokers who traditionally make and break political careers. And he does.
Now, reports The Hill, the GOP is in a total meltdown because this wealthy iconoclast just might make it all the way to the White House. Where does that leave their own power positions? More or less as irrelevant.
With Trump as U.S. President, the GOP will have to cease to exist or will have to rebrand. Old empires, ranging from those media tycoon Roger Ailes to public affairs strategist Bob Dilenschneider, could crumble. In their place could be erected new kinds of institutions. A Trump presidency could be an authentic game-changer.
Right now, one can begin to enjoy observing which old-line conservatives will be like rats fleeing a sinking ship and which will try to find a safe harbor with Trump. Will he let them swim toward him? Or will he mock them? A good time will be had by liberals and the liberal media viewing this life and death power struggle.