Can anyone remember back to the election of 1992? That was the year that Bubba Clinton ran against Poppy Bush….Clinton was victorious and many blamed Ross Perot for the defeat of Bush. You see Perot ran as any independent candidate for the Reform Party and got in the neighborhood of 19% of the popular vote.
His detractors say that that 19% would have gone to Bush and he would have smoked Clinton and won a second term…..at least that is the story some want to push.
Fast forward to 2016 election……..Donald Trump came out punching from the opening day of his campaign…..and since that day has done nothing but rise in the approval polls leaving big dogs in the smoke of his bus tires.
Some analyst are saying that trump will not be the GOP nominee no matter what……and let’s say that is true……with his popularity with voters would he decide to pull a Perot and go off as a third party candidate?
A better question is….if he decides to do this how will the GOP contain him and prevent him from winning the election?
Is there a plan for this situation? You betcha!
The National Journal has a look at this situation……..
So there is a plan afoot….the GOP will not go quietly into the election…..
But is there any benefit for trying to sabotage Trump’s candidacy?…..will the voter tolerate this interference in their process? What will be the consequences for the GOP for this?
Not so stealthily the RNC is trying to head off any plans Trump may have in case he is not the nominee……
The pledge being passed out to the candidates reads:
I, ______________, affirm that if I do not win the 2016 Republican nomination for President of the United States I will endorse the 2016 Republican presidential nominee, regardless of who it is.
I further pledge that I will not seek to run as an independent or write-in candidate nor will I seek to accept the nomination for president of any other party.
The whole Trump drama is just fascinating to people that analyze politics and elections. They are totally baffled at this point and the real election has not yet begun in earnest.
Keep an eye on the doings….this drama is far from over…….
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