Kudos to Eli. I’m actually serious. That man has an innately strategic mind. The battlefield commander, seeing two opposing forces that were more aligned than not, devised a sales pitch that appealed, at least initially, to both sides. It seems that the grassroots were messing up the perfectly manicured lawn of the establishment’s GOP. No indication if the freshly sprouted grassroots weren’t growing in the right direction, sprouting where they weren’t supposed to, or just weren’t the right shade of conservative, but one thing was sure in the minds of the old schoolers: these new shoots weren’t welcome (except in November).