Pubic office wasn’t meant to be a meal ticket, it is meant to give the best possible governance by advancing idea and policies for the public good. I’ve read the resolution and it looks good to me.
The party has to decide if principles are more important than the approval of the MSM.
And if principle won’t do it consider: Conservatives are a huge source of Republican funding and have been sending back fundraising solicitations with colorful comments. What is more important? A happy MSM or a happy voter base?
On any kind of oath or pledge there is a simple rule: An honorable man doesn’t need an oath and a dishonorable man won’t keep it. The trick is to start with honorable candidates.
All of this wouldn’t be coming up if the party had remembered another saying of old Grover:
“A public office is a public trust.”
A lot of people forget Grover Cleveland, read his Obit from the New York times of 100 years ago. This man epitomized what a public servant should be.