Monday, September 21, 2015

GOP Establishment's Third Party Trial Balloon

The Republican establishment appears to be having an extremely difficult time trying to figure out how to best deal with GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump. His business success, coupled with his fourteen seasons on a hit television show that honed his brand as a solid decision maker, is part of the uniqueness that Trump has been bringing to the political world.

Despite numerous attempts from various sources to thwart his campaign, Trump holds the top spot in a majority of the polls. This is throwing the elite political class, which includes high-powered politicians, major GOP donors, and a plethora of media figures, into a panic. Ironically, the business mogul himself is essentially a renegade of the donor class. Politico interviewed a dozen Wall Street executives and found that some were actually astounded by Trump's standing. "I don’t know anyone who is a Donald Trump supporter. I don't know anyone who knows anyone who is a Donald Trump supporter. They are like this huge mystery group," a CEO said. [more...]

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