Are Republicans going to walk the same well-trodden path hoping for a different outcome? How many more members of their narrow-minded, ideological, intransigent, and exclusionary party will think they're qualified only to have there dreams dashed by a capricious electorate?
Republicans are looking at changing demographics around the country, and they don't like what they see. Forced to confront this new reality, they must choose between changing their policies, or changing the rules whenever they can.
When the Republican National Committee ("RNC") needed to demonstrate some diversity on-stage at the 2004 Republican National Convention, Erika Harold was happy to help. But now when Erika Harold needs a little help, the RNC apparently can't be bothered.
It's reasonable to expect that both productions could dredge up enough semi-dormant Clinton controversy to negatively impact her. So for the RNC to go absolutely RepubliBonkers over programming which it knows little about seems monumentally ill-advised.