I did not address a choice little bit of dishonesty in McArdle's #NeverTrump post so let's look at her claim that the people didn't really want Trump when they voted for him.
Moreover, the primary’s not really like a government election -- it’s a multi-stage process that doesn’t cleanly express the will of the voters as a single-day election does. And Trump didn’t even get a majority of the votes in the primary. So you can't quite argue that the convention is overturning the will of the voters, a majority of whom wanted someone else. (And still do, according to a new poll from Fox). That, I think, gives the rules committee the moral right to let delegates choose someone else, if they want.It is not a great surprise that Trump got less than a majority of the vote, considering how many people were running. It is also irrelevant. From Wikipedia:
Who should get the nomination? Rubio, with 11.44%? That's not very moral. Perhaps the Republican party can make a Muppet man out of Cruz, Rubio, and Kasich. Then they would finally have more of the vote than Trump.