esquire.com – PHILADELPHIA—As the Republican National Convention was winding down its penultimate evening last week, I happened by the Colorado delegation, one of the last outposts of the opposition to the once-lunatic notion of nominating Donald Trump for president. I happened into conversation with a woman named Anita Stapleton, who was gathering her things and trying to figure out how she was going to get home to Pueblo City. She was a conservative stalwart who’d been fighting a lonely battle in her town against the curse that is Common Core. That afternoon, she said, the Colorado Republicans in her delegation committed to He, Trump had informed Anita and some of her fellow Ted Cruz acolytes that the party would not pay for their plane fare back to Colorado. She wasn’t sure even then whether the threat was empty or not.
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