…”[…] Trump Can Hit the Right Chord – We may not like it, but Trump has connected with voters on issues like trade with China and America’s broken borders”…. (memo pdf)
Yes, the officials within the Republican party “don’t like” the fact candidate Donald “Trump has connected with voters”. For the GOPe the goal is always to connect with the professional political class (Wall Street, K-Street, Lobbyists, Donors) not those pesky unwashed masses called, “voters” – yuck.
You might remember several weeks ago Mitt Romney said “they would take out” Donald Trump by December 15th. Romney never defined “they”, but you can look at the quote above and get a pretty good idea who “they” are. Kasich kicked off the GOPe attacks, and immediately saw his own poll numbers in New Hampshire collapse.
And so today the second charge begins…. Many people mocked our prior presentation when we stated months ago (numerous times) that Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio supporters will vote for Hillary Clinton if they do not win the nomination. Here’s further evidence in that regard:
(Miami Herald) One of Florida’s biggest conservative Republican moneymen — and a billionaire backer of Jeb Bush — is so disgusted by Donald Trump’s candidacy that if he has to, he’ll do the unthinkable:
“If I have a choice — and you can put it in bold — if I have a choice between Trump and Hillary Clinton, I’m choosing Hillary,” Miami healthcare magnate Mike Fernandez told the Miami Herald on Friday. “She’s the lesser of two evils.”
Outraged by Trump’s unimpeded ascent, Fernandez is taking on the GOP frontrunner himself. He purchased a full-page ad in the upcoming Sunday edition of the Herald calling Trump a “narcissistic BULLYionaire with a hunger to be adored.” He also likened him to some of history’s bloodiest demagogues.
“You have no idea how furious I am with my friends in the Republican Party who have embraced this guy,” Fernandez said.
Fernandez, who also plans to run the ads in Des Moines and Las Vegas newspapers on Dec. 14, said he didn’t notify the Bush campaign of his plans. Fernandez was the single highest donor to the political committee backing Bush, Right to Rise USA, as of the last financial disclosure report at the end of June. His contribution: more than $3 million. (read more)