This is actually a very big deal. Hugh Hewitt is the epitome of the company man. He was one of the great defenders of Harriet Miers when she was appointed and tries never to go against the party establishment.
Where I’m more likely than not to disagree with the party, Hewitt holds the party line more often than not. But even Hugh Hewitt is now saying the Republican delegates should replace Donald Trump as the nominee.
“It’s like ignoring stage-four cancer. You can’t do it, you gotta go attack it,” Hewitt said. “And right now the Republican Party is facing — the plane is headed towards the mountain after the last 72 hours.”
Hewitt said he disagreed with Republican senators like Lindsey Graham and Mark Kirk who said they could not vote for their party’s nominee. “I wanna support the nominee of the party, but I think the party ought to change the nominee. Because we’re going to get killed with this nominee.”
That last part is the rub here. Hewitt is willing to go down with the ship if Republican delegates decide to scuttle the party by keeping Trump. But he at least recognizes the iceberg ahead.