Conservatives should thank him for exposing the party’s real problems.
AS the Republican National Convention nears, there is growing talk of a palace — or party — coup to wrest the nomination from Donald J. Trump, or at least stage a public protest against him.
These Republicans are in denial, and so are the conservative writers and activists egging them on. Their insurrection is likely to fizzle. It also ignores the true problem, and conservatives should thank Mr. Trump for exposing it.
For many years — in fact, for much of its modern history — the G.O.P. has made a fetish of ideological rectitude at the expense of meeting the needs of voters. It is Mr. Trump who is finally addressing their real economic concerns.