You gave it your best; it just was not your time. Keep your conservative views and stand on principle. Ronald Reagan vied for the nomination in 1968 and 1976, and was the nominee in 1980 and became one of the greatest presidents in the history of this great nation.
We need to keep the Republican establishment alive. It is failing now due to divided government and low information citizens voting in people without enough information influencing their decisions. Compassionate conservatism is the best ideology to shape the future of this company and that is not what we get from The Donald.
Hang in there, Marco, your time will come.