While others say Trump should bring the party together, Morris is saying he should widen the gap between the nominee and the old party leadership.
If Trump can criticize the Romney wing of the party as elitist, out of touch, pro-Wall Street, and insensitive to the problems of the average American, he can make empathetic common cause with millions of Independent and Democratic voters who have rejected the GOP for precisely these reasons. Nothing will resonate better with those who followed Senator Bernie Sanders in his criticism of policies that coddle the “top one percent” than for Donald Trump to echo those criticisms.
Trump can propose a bold regulatory agenda to crack down on the big banks and might get little coverage or traction, but let him deliver an ad hominem attack on Mitt Romney on just those same grounds and it will be instant headline news. The media will wonder if Donald has lost his marbles in attacking a fellow Republican long after he has already wrapped up the nomination. They will wonder if his desire for revenge has overtaken his common sense as he seems to throw party unity to the wind.
But there will be method in Donald Trump’s madness. Each attack on Romney will serve to bring him closer to the Occupy Wall Street crowd. With Hillary’s slavish devotion to her Goldman Sachs masters and her Wall Street donors, Trump can uniquely inherit the mantle left by the Sanders candidacy.
He can attack Hillary all day long and most will shrug it off as just politics. But if he levels the same fire at Romney and his ilk, it will gain coverage and acquire credibility.Trump is a rookie candidate making rookie mistakes, but the biggest mistake he could make is sticking with losers like Romney. He had his shot. Failed. America wants new. Trump is it.
Coming soon -- "Trump the Press: Don Surber's take on how the pundits blew the 2016 Republican race."