The general election as I see it developing:
If Trump captures the nomination - either outright or as a result of “horse trading” at the convention - in all probability a significant number of Conservatives along with a sizeable contingent of Independents will stay home in November.
On the other hand, should Cruz capture the nomination there can be little doubt a significant number of Trump supporters will refuse to go to the polls for Cruz in November.
That said, should anyone other than Trump or Cruz gain the nomination the widespread revolt within the Republican Party rank and file would most likely and understandably be swift and sure. I would imagine that not only the presidential election would be lost, but very possibly the House and Senate along with it.
Against this backdrop and with these three very real possibilities looming large, the Republican convention will take place in Cleveland. The political vitriol that will no doubt be on display inside the convention hall will likely only be surpassed by the vitriol generated by the riots and consequent and necessary police action on the streets outside. Of course, the outside activity precipitated by such radical groups as “Black Lives Matter” and ramped up by the likes of moveon.org will provide a wealth of visuals that will be used in political ads for Hillary and her Left wing acolytes.
Good luck. We’re going to need.