What is a moderate Republican to do? Norman J. Ornstein observes:
The fact is that the dinosaur moderate Republican wing of the party has no home right now. Obama will make a pitch for them by emphasizing the rogue, insurgent right-wing elements of their party that create litmus tests on taxes, climate change and immigration that are anathema to moderates. The Republican nominee will try to call on their tribal instincts and inclination to still identify with their team. And Americans Elect, the organization with anonymous donors that could put an as-yet-unidentified candidate on the ballot in all 50 states, will try to serve as a spoiler and lure them away from both parties.