The most vocal #NeverTrump voices in Oklahoma are far from united. The fact is, they are as uncomfortable with each other as Lindsay Graham is with Ted Cruz.
Rep Paul Wesselhoft and Sen. David Holt have both declared their disdain for Donald Trump's candidacy. Yet these two Oklahoma Legislators are not likely to ever coauthor legislation on a Tea Party concern or a Chamber of Commerce priority.
But there appears to be a larger component of #NeverTrumpers who hold a more moderate, pro-business, establishment mindset. While this component rejected Trump, they also rejected Ted Cruz with perhaps even greater passion. They appear willing to sustain an electoral defeat, for the sake of a party purge, like the 1964 Goldwater loss facilitated for the Rockefeller wing of the GOP. Remember, None of the Bush family attended Trump's coronation in Cleveland. Neither did Rubio or Kasich.
Sen. David Holt was the visible leader of the Rubio campaign in Oklahoma; and several of his political allies appear to side with the Religious Right (a la Glenn Beck) but don't be mistaken. they simply have a coincidental mutual opponent.
By this time next month there will be another theater of political war. Either the victorious Trump wing of the party will vanquish both the Chamber opponents and the Religious opponents; or the Religious & Chamber wings will resume their direct conflict while a defeated Trump contingency will blame both the Values Voters and the Chamber-crats for sabotage.
But every wasted breath and nasty word in the civil war will distract from the more serious matter of a 2nd Clinton in the White House.
By the time we get to February and the next State-of-the-Union address, we will once again be unified and on the defensive. Liberalism continues to threaten our civilization.