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Time for GOP panic? Establishment worried Carson or Trump might win

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Right on the front page of Drudge Report

Time for GOP panic? Establishment worried Carson or Trump might win

By Philip Rucker and Robert Costa November 12 at 7:18 PM

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/time-for-gop-panic-establishment-worried-carson-and-trump-might-win/2015/11/12/38ea88a6-895b-11e5-be8b-1ae2e4f50f76_story.html

Read the full article in the link above.

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Less than three months before the kick-off Iowa caucuses, there is growing anxiety bordering on panic among Republican elites about the dominance and durability of Donald Trump and Ben Carson and widespread bewilderment over how to defeat them.

Party leaders and donors fear nominating either man would have negative ramifications for the GOP ticket up and down the ballot, virtually ensuring a Hillary Rodham Clinton presidency and increasing the odds that the Senate falls into Democratic hands.

The party establishment is paralyzed. Big money is still on the sidelines. No consensus alternative to the outsiders has emerged from the pack of governors and senators running, and there is disagreement about how to prosecute the case against them. Recent focus groups of Trump supporters in Iowa and New Hampshire commissioned by rival campaigns revealed no silver bullet.

In normal times, the way forward would be obvious. The wannabes would launch concerted campaigns, including television attack ads, against the front-runners. But even if the other candidates had a sense of what might work this year, it is unclear if it would ultimately accrue to their benefit. Trump’s counter-punches have been withering, while Carson’s appeal to the base is spiritual, not merely political. Even if someone was able to do significant damage to them, there’s no telling who their supporters would turn to, if anyone.

“The rest of the field is still wishing upon a star that Trump and Carson are going to self-destruct,” said Eric Fehrnstrom, a former adviser to 2012 nominee Mitt Romney. But, he said, “they have to be made to self-destruct. . .Nothing has happened at this point to dislodge Trump or Carson.”

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"According to other Republicans, some in the party establishment are so desperate to change the dynamic that they are talking anew about drafting Romney — despite his insistence that he will not run again. Friends have mapped out a strategy for a late entry to pick up delegates and vie for the nomination in a convention fight, according to the Republicans, who were briefed on the talks, though Romney has shown no indication of reviving his interest."

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I wanna know how nominating trump would insure that the queen satanist would win the presidency? I just don't see that happening. I see people waking up everyday who now hate the Democratic Party, and these were devout democrats who used to praise Obama and they are mostly African American. Heck I watched one of my black customers tear down his entire wall of Obama memorabilia and burn it in his back yard, I even helped him do it and helped him realize what's really going on in the country. Now he's a full blown CTer and now a registered republican. :cool: 

 

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2 hours ago, Groove said:

I wanna know how nominating trump would insure that the queen satanist would win the presidency? I just don't see that happening. I see people waking up everyday who now hate the Democratic Party, and these were devout democrats who used to praise Obama and they are mostly African American. Heck I watched one of my black customers tear down his entire wall of Obama memorabilia and burn it in his back yard, I even helped him do it and helped him realize what's really going on in the country. Now he's a full blown CTer and now a registered republican. :cool: 

 

yeah, but just saw Trump's antics last night, gods, why can't ONE of them STOP Saying & doing Cartoonish things? Come ON, NOT doing themselves any good, are they?? IF Trump would just stop acting like a goofall we might stand a chance.

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5 hours ago, BlueHawK said:

yeah, but just saw Trump's antics last night, gods, why can't ONE of them STOP Saying & doing Cartoonish things? Come ON, NOT doing themselves any good, are they?? IF Trump would just stop acting like a goofall we might stand a chance.

That's true. I just wish that politicians could just say something truthful for once. Trump has been saying the right things but is he being truly sincere? I know we can look at the other nominees and see their past voting history and use it as a gauge to see what they might actually do. But with Trump we just don't know. He's ran for president before and dropped out before. A part of me wants to say he's gonna do the same thing again. 

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