Jason Willick on Peter Thiel’s NPC speech:
… win or lose, Donald Trump’s takeover of the party is likely to trigger a civil war over Republican identity. The idea of American exceptionalism — which is closely related to topics like trade, immigration and military commitment — will take center stage. And Thiel’s powerfully-argued right-wing case against it highlights one path the party could take.
(UF-blog gets the sense that — despite his vociferous mercantilism — comparative Trump-sympathy runs quite deep in China. This would explain why.)