Insiders to Trump: Drop outThese are the same guys who gave Trump a 10% chance of winning the nomination in April on the first ballot. Not April 2015, but April of this year. Four months ago.
This is what passes for knowledge and insight in Washington.
Amid widespread chatter that Donald Trump could drop out of the presidential race before Election Day, Republican insiders in key battleground states have a message for The Donald: Get out.
That’s according to The POLITICO Caucus — a panel of activists, strategists and operatives in 11 swing states. The majority of GOP insiders, 70 percent, said they want Trump to drop out of the race and be replaced by another Republican candidate — with many citing Trump’s drag on Republicans in down-ballot races. But those insiders still think it’s a long-shot Trump would actually end his campaign and be replaced by another GOP candidate.
“I’d rather take our chances with nearly anyone else than continue with this certain loser who will likely cost the Senate and much more,” said a New Hampshire Republican — who, like all respondents, completed the survey anonymously.
“The effect Trump is having on down-ballot races has the potential to be devastating in November,” added a Florida Republican. “His negative image among Hispanics, women and independents is something that could be devastating to Republicans. Trump’s divisive rhetoric to the Hispanic community at large has the potential to be devastating for years to come.”Politico grants them anonymity in their comments but lists their names as well.
These hacks will be first at the door on November 9 lining up for jobs. And six month later they will go on CNN to announce dramatically that they can no longer work for such an incompetent, unAmerican, dangerous, Hitler-like man, once they secure a paid contributorship at one of the cable news networks and a publisher for their book, Trump Really Is Hitler: An Insider's Account of a Terrible. Rotten, Orange-Colored Clown Who Calls People Names.
John Dean is their hero.
From my book:
“Republican insiders overwhelmingly believe this summer’s national convention will require multiple ballots to select the presidential nominee. That’s according to The POLITICO Caucus—a panel of operatives, activists and strategists in 10 key battleground states—with roughly 90 percent of respondents saying neither Donald Trump nor Ted Cruz will win the nomination on the first ballot in Cleveland,” the site reported on April 9, 2016.
The people who wrote him off in June 2015 continued to write him off in April 2016.
“Donald Trump has one chance to win the nomination, and that is on the first ballot. Right now, I put his chances at about 40 percent, and that will require him to get some number of delegates from the unpledged delegates in states like North Dakota, Colorado, Pennsylvania, and a few territories,” said an Iowa Republican.
Many of these insiders advised elected officials on policy. If they could not get right the one thing they were expert in—elections—just imagine the damage they could do in giving advice on fields outside their expertise such as health care, border control, and war.
Well, you don’t have to imagine very hard, do you?
These insiders are the reason the people rose up and voted Trump in the primatries.
Now it is up to Trump to win the presidency.