After one of the nastiest primary campaigns in America's political history, Donald Trump claims he can unite Republicans – but he's also said it's not all that important. Trump has questioned the tradition of giving the senior leader, House Speaker Paul Ryan, leadership of the nominating convention. As he looks for a running mate with insider credentials, some GOP veterans are openly dreaming about a Third Party. The billionaire now says he'll need to raise money, but many senior contributors are spending on the House and the Senate. Can new voters bring life to the GOP?
Does the GOP Really Matter?
- Molly Ball - National political correspondent for TIME Magazine - @mollyesque
- Ben Howe - Red State (blog) - @BenHowe
- Vin Weber - Mercury/Clark & Weinstock
- Norman Ornstein - American Enterprise Institute / Atlantic - @NormOrnstein