Civil war has exploded in the Republican Party, and the Republican establishment is in full-fledged panic. Donald Trump was under no circumstances expected to get this far, and currently party insiders are rushing to come up with a strategy to block him from obtaining the nomination before the convention. After winning seven states on Super Tuesday, you would think that the Republican Party would be rallying around Trump and getting ready for a tough general election battle with Hillary Clinton. Rather, the goal is now to stop Trump at all costs.
It is astounding that a candidate that is openly at war with the Republican Party establishment, Fox News, Glenn Beck and a whole group of other notable conservative commentators is running away with the race for the nomination. If someone would have informed me this a year ago, I never would have contemplated it.
But the battle is far from over. Special interest groups are going to pour tens of millions of dollars into an all-out effort to defeat Trump, and the Nazi News Media is going to proceed to attempt to smear him however they will.
Typically, any candidate that was pressured to withstand such withering assaults would be done by now. But Trump has just continued to roll on, and his momentum looks to be unstoppable. Moving onward, the Republican establishment has four main choices that it can attempt in an effort to stop Trump…
#1 Marco Rubio – The establishment could put everything that they have into pumping up Marco Rubio’s declining campaign, but it may very well be too late. Just like Jeb Bush, Rubio does not really motivate anyone, and his popularity of being robotic is well earned. The main reason many Republicans are voting for him is because they do not like Trump or Ted Cruz. Rubio is already way behind in the delegate race, and if he does not win his home state of Florida later this month, it is difficult to see any possible way that he is going to have the ability to block a Trump nomination.
#2 Mitt Romney – Have you observed that Mitt Romney has began to make a lot of waves over the past week or so? There is information that indicate that if Marco Rubio does not win the state of Florida that Rubio will opt out and Romney will enter the race. When this occurs it would be difficult for Romney to build up the delegates that he would need to clinch the nomination before the convention, but if he could win big states such as New York, California and New Jersey, Romney could keep Trump from getting the delegates that he requires to acquire the nomination ahead of time. That would lead to a brokered convention, and such a situation would almost certainly indicate that Romney would come out as the nominee.
To begin with a lot of people dismissed these whispers about Romney, but currently that Romney has been brutally attacking Trump these accounts are being taken a lot more seriously. And based on NBC News, Mitt Romney is scheduled to give a speech on “the state of the 2016 presidential race” tomorrow…
Mitt Romney, the Republican Party’s presidential nominee in 2012, will deliver an address Thursday on “the state of the 2016 presidential race.”
In a news release sent to press, no further details on what he will say were provided. But aides to the former Massachusetts governor say they expect him to speak out against Donald Trump, and praise Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz and John Kasich. Romney’s comments will be focused on “the state of the race,” likely echoing past criticism of Trump for failing to release his tax returns, and not decisively distancing himself from the Klu Klux Klan.
#3 Independent Campaign – There had constantly been speculation that Donald Trump would attempt an independent campaign if he did not get the nomination, but currently it is Republican insiders that are very seriously considering going this path.
Needless to say an independent campaign would be far from easy to pull off. Just attempting to get on the ballot in all 50 states is a logistical nightmare, and over the years the Republicans and the Democrats have made certain that the rules are heavily stacked in opposition to anyone else.
Furthermore, an independent campaign fastened by Republicans would almost definitely split the conservative vote, and that leads us to option four…
#4 Throw The Campaign To Hillary – This may sound entirely and absolutely outrageous, but the reality is that most establishment Republicans are far more comfortable with Hillary Clinton than they are with either Donald Trump or Ted Cruz.
By disavowing Donald Trump or installing an independent bid, many establishment Republicans believe that they may be able to maintain control of both houses of Congress even if Hillary Clinton wins the presidential election.
Additionally, many Republican members of Congress are right on the same page with Hillary when it comes to foreign policy, free trade, immigration and other key concerns.
Regrettably, if it came right down to a option between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, a lot of establishment Republicans would voluntarily choose Hillary. Just think about the following anecdote from Infowars.com…
In November WND documented a lunch organised by former US Ambassador to the European Union Rockwell Schnabel.
“In attendance in a private dining room of the Hotel Bel-Air were powerful donors said to include Ronald Spogli, the venture capitalist and former ambassador to Italy under President George W. Bush; his business partner Bradford Freeman” and ex – Los Angeles Mayor Dick Riordan.
The donors were apparently asked a hypothetical dilemma: “If it was Donald Trump running against Hillary Clinton, who would you vote for?”
“One version has it that most of the Republicans at the table put their hands up for Clinton,” The Hill noted.
All of this reveals that there is completely no hope for the Republican Party.
If they can not join forces at this point, after eight years of Barack Obama and possibly facing four years of Hillary Clinton, when will they be able to get their shit together?
The reality that establishment Republicans look far more freaked out about four years of Donald Trump than they do about four years of Hillary Clinton suggests an awful lot.
However, the Republican establishment is not even prepared to rally around Ted Cruz because they hate him almost as much as they hate Donald Trump. They would much rather bargain with “President Hillary” than either Trump or Cruz, and so that is very probable what America is going to get…