Remember in August 2015 when George Will said: “Trump Supporters Need To Come Into The Republican Party On Our Terms, Not Theirs” (link) This is the mentality within the closely guarded GOPe elite. He was not joking when he said that.
It is not coincidental the donor class pulled back while this plays out. It is not coincidental we are seeing articles like this on CNN:
Houston (CNN) Marco Rubio‘s campaign is preparing for a contested Republican Convention as one option to take the GOP nomination away from Donald Trump and Ted Cruz, his campaign manager told top donors at a closed-door meeting in Manhattan Wednesday night. (Link)
By all appearances Rubio is facilitating that ends. Again, he becomes a means to an end – not the end itself. In essence his role shifts, but the larger role remains unchanged. There will be a similar reward, perhaps political – perhaps financial, at the end of the plan just like there was in the original road-map.
In this role Marco Rubio has nothing to lose by trying to destroy the state of the race, or by pushing it fully off the cliff into the pit of absurdity. By destroying the race itself, by creating mayhem -under the auspices, and shield, of just responding to the vulgarian approach- Rubio is hastening the desired end, an open convention ruled by the party apparatus who has laid the groundwork for an party appointment instead of an electoral nomination.
That’s the bad news. Now for the good news.
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