The four men competing to be the mainstream candidate have splintered the party's majority. Unless they can subordinate their own egos for the party's (and, in my opinion, the country's) good, the Republican Party will have to deal with the unthinkable. Next week, Iowans will make one of these two men the Republicans' leading candidate. Most polls favor Trump to win there and also one week later in New Hampshire. The front-loaded primary calendar may give Trump all the momentum he needs to secure the nomination. Barring something really stupid (not at all impossible with Trump, or Cruz, for that matter), Republicans will have to take their cues from another old film, "Dr. Strangelove, or how I learned to stop worrying and learned to love the bomb," because both of the leaders will blow up the GOP. The same polls having Trump ahead show a troubled Hillary Clinton campaign beating both of these men. Surprisingly, that old Social Democrat, Bernie Sanders wins by an even larger margin. If the Republican Party has a death wish, it will nominate Cruz or Trump, and to paraphrase the 20th century philosopher, Woody Allen: one choice leads to despair and utter hopelessness; the other, to total extinction. Let us pray they have the wisdom to choose correctly.