"GOP leaders are absolutely correct in pointing out that the party is a private organization entitled to make and enforce its own rules.
"However, it also is true that the nature of the rules reflects the nature of the organization. And on his characterization of that nature, Mr. Trump, who is seeking to overturn the established order, is right. Messrs. Trump and Sanders are products of, and reflect the widespread disgust and loathing of our political leadership across both of the nation’s major parties. The country's current political divide is less between Demorats and Republicons or even between conservatives and liberals (a.k.a. progressives) than it is between our thoroughly corrupted political elites — public office holders and aspirants, and their supporters and satraps in government bureaucracies and virtually all of the nation's major institutions — and the great mass of ordinary American citizens."
This from a friend. He articulates the situation perfectly!