Captain Renault:How extravagant you are, throwing away women like that. Someday they may be scarce
One of the basic rules of elections is you win by getting more votes than the other person.
Now there are two ways of doing this, the first is to explain why your candidate is better than the other guy.
But if your candidate is a dud then you do stuff like this:
Matt David, the spokesperson for the Kasich Super-PAC “New Day for America”, is now publicly reporting that both Team Bush and Team Rubio donors have pledged financial support to the effort to tear down front runner Donald Trump.
The upper echelons within the Wall Street financially-dependent corporate media have also held their meeting to coordinate how they will distribute and promote the anti-Trump narrative.
Most of the self-interests within the republican side of the professional political establishment have now united: Wall Street (financiers), Ground Troops (via campaign teams), and Corporate Media (messaging/optics).
Tonight, as incredulous as it sounds, Professional Republicans begin a full month long assault upon the front runner of their own party.
Three things instantly come to mind when reading this:
- While I think this is stupid it’s also the way the political game is occasionally played and how Trump deals with it will speak to his ability as a candidate
- As long as Trump continues to use free media to his advantage this money is going to be as well spent as the attempt to promote New Coke.
- It’s generally a bad idea to get a man with billions to spend pissed off at you before an election.
But while I think this concerted effort to hit Trump by the GOP is a bad idea (and that the establishment would like a Trump presidency more than a Cruz one) for sheer stupidity you can’t do better than republicans & conservatives openly mocking Trump voters.
This is Scott Brown in 2012 and 2014, This is Mitt Romney in the General election vs Obama, this is Gabriel Gomez in the special senate election in Massachusetts and the last NH Gov Race. All of them lost because they decided that either Tea Party or 2nd Amendment or Ron Paul voters were not necessary to bring them to the finish line.
In each case the candidate their team and the party establishment decided they could do without a part of the electorate and in each case the candidate paid the price.
I have no problem with people critiquing Donald Trump the Candidate, I have no problem with people making the arguments why he would be an inferior general election candidate, why he might be an opposition research wet dream, and questioning exactly what a deal maker would be willing to trade away when making a deal.
But when you attack the voters who are now paying attention these days, voters who are now questioning the MSM and getting energized thanks to Donald Trump, you are throwing away part of your customer base.
Ask if that’s been working out for Stephen Colbert these days.
The Democrats are not going to give up the graft and power and money that holding the White House allows them, they are going to use every trick in the book legal or otherwise to do so. To win this election the GOP is going to need to outpoll Hillary beyond the margin of theft.
That’s going to require every single vote you can get, including those from the Trump supporters that you think are idiots. They are your customers and any person who knows a thing about business knows you treat your customers with respect or else.
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