Is The GOP Establishment Panicking Over Trump And Carson?

That’s what the Washington Post is implying

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

Less than three months before the kickoff 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 that 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.

According to writers Phillip Rucker and Robert Cost, the anxiety has become so bad that

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.

Of course, who are these Establishment folks and big donors who are panicking and thinking about drafting Romney? For the most part, we are never told. In fact, the closest it gets is one quick line at the end of the story (fable?) from George Voinovich, a retired GOP politician. Apparently, this whole hysteric article revolves around

Still, the party establishment’s greatest weapon — big money — is partly on the shelf. Kenneth G. Langone, a founder of Home Depot and a billionaire supporter of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, said he is troubled that many associates in the New York financial community have so far refused to invest in a campaign due to the race’s volatility.

It looks like they do not want to piss away their support money at this point, especially as they see Establishment guy Jeb Bush languishing away, just barely surviving. At the end of the day, though, this article is about attempting to show that the GOP is in massive turmoil, so everyone should just vote Democrat! Is there panic in the GOP Establishment? Probably. This is all what I call a “just wondering” type article from the Credentialed Media, designed to hurt the Republican Party. We’re told how much so many Establishment folks hate Trump, Carson, and Ted Cruz.

The one smart thing they put in there comes from S.C Governor Nikki Haley

“You have a lot of people who were told that if we got a majority in the House and a majority in the Senate, then life was gonna be great,” she said in an interview Thursday. “What you’re seeing is that people are angry. Where’s the change? Why aren’t there bills on the president’s desk every day for him to veto? They’re saying, ‘Look, what you said would happen didn’t happen, so we’re going to go with anyone who hasn’t been elected.’ ”

How’d it work out with John McCain? How about Mitt Romney (he was the best guy for the time in terms of his management and economic skill, IMO)? The Republican Base wants people who are going to fight for our political beliefs as elected Democrats do.

Crossed at Pirate’s Cove. Follow me on Twitter @WilliamTeach.

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