Republican leaders are in a state of fear that Donald Trump or Ben Carson could be their party’s nominee. They had assumed that they would fade by now, but they haven’t! The party leaders believe that if either of those two were nominated, Hillary Clinton would win easily and the Democrats would take back the Senate. Some, showing loftier principles, are worried that someone totally unfit to be president might get elected, to the detriment of the nation.
To make it worse, the big Republican donors are holding back their money, either not knowing who to give it to or refusing to give to a lost cause. Some Republicans are even trying to get Mitt Romney to come in as a late entrant to the race, hoping for a brokered convention.
Philip Rucker gives the inside story in the Washington Post in an article that Democrats and anti-establishment conservatives will find unintentionally humorous, though it may send mainline Republicans into despair. [Read more...]