All current key state polling, including Florida, confirm the viability of the GOPe Road Map “splitter strategy” as it was designed in 2014. Many people are now aware of the splitter strategy itself, so let’s take a look at the “rule changes” which work hand-in-hand with the GOPe road map itself.
In 2014 the RNC/GOPe apparatus made modifications to the 2016 presidential primary specifically because the chosen candidate, Jeb Bush, would need more structural support in 2015/2016 than Mitt Romney 2012.
One of the lesser known changes was campaign finance change which the RNC and DNC essentially hid in the December 2014 CRomnibus bill (continuing resolution government funding). The changes allow the party apparatus to collect SEVEN TIMES more money from individual party donors – SEE CHART HERE.
On the campaign side – whereas Romney’s 2012 Road Map garnered 25-30% electoral support, internal polling (2014) showed Jeb Bush steady with around 15-20% support. As a consequence of Jeb’s weakness the RNC rules needed to compensate.
Change #1 – The RNC apparatus made calendar date modifications where primary elections held prior to March 15th 2016 would be proportionally assigned. (link) This helps well funded candidates (establishment) –in it for the longer term– and is a hindrance to less funded (grass roots) candidates who need wins and momentum to garner money and support.
[…] In 2014, the RNC approved selection rules that govern how each state’s delegates are portioned out from the primaries. Under one of the changes, states holding their primaries between March 1 and March 14 will have their delegates doled out proportionately with election results, a change that will likely stymie a movement candidate.
States that have primaries on or after March 15 will be winner-take-all states. (link)
There are FIFTEEN PRIMARY states between March 1st and March 14th. This change makes it very hard to win a majority 50% of any of those early states primary contests. With multiple candidates in the field, and apportioned delegates, the race is extended in favor of the lower-margin/long-term candidate (turtle) who has a lot of money.
Change #2 – With rule #1 in mind. The RNC changed the required number of state overall delegate wins to be eligible for convention nomination.
RNC RULE #40 changed the mandatory delegate total from FIVE state wins to EIGHT state wins. (link)
With proportional delegates in all races from March 1st to 14th (15 States), this makes winning states outright more difficult.
Fifteen state primary races are held under the mandatory proportional rules. It is entirely possible that most, if not all, of those 15 states will not be won by anyone with a margin of 50%+ You can win these states and yet they don’t carry toward the convention (rule #40).
This rule change also extends the race, again favorable to a well-financed long-haul campaign with strong national infrastructure.
Officially, it’s Rule 40 in the RNC handbook and it states that any candidate for president “shall demonstrate the support of a majority of the delegates from each of eight (8) or more states” before their name is presented for nomination at the national convention. (article March 2014)
Change #3 – All state primary races on/after March 15th would be “Winner Take All”. Meaning whoever won the most district delegates wins all the delegates. This is where Florida (3/15/16 – 99 delegates) and Ohio (3/15/16 – 66 delegates) and Illinois (3/15/16 – 69 delegates) become more valuable; all on the same date March 15th.
These rule changes also made Florida GOPe Road Map lynchpin:
Tampa Bay Times – That’s why, after Bush signaled he was likely to run, Republican legislative leaders set the 2016 Florida primary for March 15 — and made the primary winner-take-all, rather than a primary in which several candidates could divide the state’s 100 or so delegates proportionally. It was a gift to Bush, to ensure he could count on winning a big pile of delegates in case he did not dominate earlier contests. (link)
However, none of these rule changes anticipated a dominant base-broadening non-Jeb candidate like Donald Trump.
The rules, like the primary road-map underneath them, were designed with two or three potentially favorable candidates all vying for the non-Jeb vote. Anticipated adversaries were Ted Cruz, Rand Paul and possibly Scott Walker or similar. However, the primary opponent was always going to be a non-establishment candidate (ie. Ted Cruz type).
The biggest factor scaring the political elite regarding Candidate Donald Trump is the scope of the base of support. He pulls support from “Blue Dog”-type Democrats and conservative Republicans as well as independents. Trump’s broad appeal is firm for both men and women, as well as socio-economic blocks and educational levels. He also polls very well amid all races and “other” demographics.
The scope of Trump’s base is a paradigm shift for both the DNC and RNC who are used to micro-targeting, division and special interest voters. This level of support, if retained, would crush any opponent on the Democrat side of the equation. As Sean Hannity and Mark Steyn share in this video clip – this is a historic shift in politics:
To aid in sharing an understanding, there are several links to aspects of the overall construct below.
The rules we just discussed were made/affirmed in 2014 while we were establishing the “tripwires” – Ultimately who and what the GOP goal was/is trying to do becomes increasingly clear when you identify the consolidation of power within the RNC apparatus. This appears intentionally constructed to stop a GRASSROOTS candidate from achieving victory.
It’s all part of their GOPe Roadmap.
- ♦ Following The Money
- ♦ The GOPe Roadmap
- ♦ The Roles of The Players – “The Splitters”
- ♦ How each candidate is aligned in the Roadmap
- ♦ Arrow #1 Trump Hits The Super-PACs – The GOPe Achilles Heel
- ♦ Arrow #2 Trump Hits Bush – Inside The Wall Street Fortress
- ♦ Arrow #3 Trump Cuts Off Rubio/Bush switch – The GOPe Switch
- ♦ The Rick Perry Tripwire Exposed – DC Super-Pac
- ♦ Jeb Bush Super-Pac Will immediately spend $10 Million
- ♦ Proving there is only one political party in Washington DC
- ♦ Why Support Trump – Part One (The GOPe Ruse)
- ♦ Why Support Trump – Part Two (Stop being played)
- ♦ Why Support Trump – Part Three (Intellectual Details)
- ♦ How To Defeat the GOPe Road Map
- ♦ Current Polling Exposes – the Ohio, Florida, Texas, Virginia, New York Splitters
- ♦ Rush Limbaugh Discusses/Affirms – The “splitter strategy”
- ♦ The Biden Paradox – Trump Winning Means Clinton Must Be Removed
- ♦ Salem Media Communications (GOPe Media Arm) Launches Attack
- ♦ Open Letter To GOPe – The Conservative Frustration
- ♦ Why The GOPe Will Never Stop Attacking Donald Trump
We have a couple of remaining tripwires which could be triggered any moment now:
1.) Joe Biden entering the race (predicted back in August).
2.) Members of the race who are not vital to the GOPe apparatus dropping out. (Scott Walker, Rick Santorum and/or Rand Paul most notably)
It is quite plausible with all the current turmoil amid the various low polling camps, that between now and October 1st we could see an even more bold contrast amid the Team that is specifically in the race to help Bush (8 remaining party “splitters”: Fiorina, Rubio, Kasich, Huckabee, Christie, Graham, Pataki and Gilmore), and the non-party supported candidates of Trump, Cruz and Carson (although it preliminarily appears Carson has peaked).
Bobby Jindal, Rick Santorum, Scott Walker and/or Rand Paul could slowly drop out, and the GOPe road map would still remain viable for Jeb Bush and his team. At the very least you could expect some campaign shake-ups. However, much of this ultimately depends on the Super-PAC financiers.
It would seem the next batch of important polling (due this week) will determine if Wall Street pulls the trigger on Biden’s entry. If Trump retains a sizable lead, they’re simply running out of time.