I will do a more extended post on this later, but for now, everyone interested in the state of the Republican Party, its relationship with Donald Trump, and the future of the party should read a classic called Consequences of Party Reform, by Nelson W. Polsby. Truth in advertising, he was one of my grad school advisors.
Basically, what happens when a party loses control of its nomination process because the voters want someone the party elite doesn't? You get the picture.
More to come later.