The Weekly Standard magazine ran into the iceberg that is Never Trump and is sinking. Here's the thing: Conservatism does not grow by exclusion.
For decades, the elite conservatives in Washington were telling us that the Democrats are terrible. They promised this fix and that improvement, and when they were finally voted in and had a chance to do what they promised... nothing! Because they refused to support Donald Trump.
So the #NeverTrump movement was born, with the Weekly Standard right at the front.
The establishment conservatives helming the good ship TWS took it upon themselves to tell us who could be a True Conservative and who couldn't, and ended up taking on water.
The new conservatism is not about elitists in DC.