What is perhaps the scariest part for Republicans is that Trump may be right, although only partially for the reasons he believes.
On the one hand, Trump’s callous and baldly revealed attitude toward women will be toxic for many moderate and independent voters who had a hard time pulling for Hillary Clinton. They almost assure that he will lose.
On the other hand, many, many Trump voters do not care what he said about women, and only see abandoning Trump as a betrayal of the grass-roots. They are likely to shun the candidates who were belatedly horrified by Trump, and could take them down along with their orange-tinted hero.
For instance, just watch what happened to Rep. Joe Heck (R-Nev.), who is running for Senate in the Silver State, when he renounced Trump. (Hint: boos were involved.)