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August 08, 2016

"Independent Conservative" To Announce Bid to... Throw Election to Hillary?

Gotta love this about the Establishment -- their timing is impeccable, like everything else they do. Just brilliant stuff, moving from victory to victory.

So now many of the ballots are now locked and thus a new candidate can't win a bunch of states, even in theory. Perfect time to finally man up.

The name is... underwhelming.

UPDATE: Word is it’s Evan Mcmullen, Chief Policy Director for the House Republican Conference.

He's also former CIA and Goldman Sachs. And the UN.

Well. I guess the Establishment really found their guy.

27 ballot deadlines have already passed -- by Friday, it will be 35.

More about this Electoral Juggernaut here.

Rick Wilson will be involved in his campaign because of course he will.

McMullen doesn't seem like a very good candidate -- but he is a Mormon. Leading AllahPundit to speculate: Is this just all about the Establishment trying to deliberately throw the election to Hillary, by draining enough Utah votes off from Trump to let Hillary take that crucial (and usually reliable) state?

His Electoral College analysis is that even assuming Trump wins the big states he needs to win (FL, OH, PA), he will lose the election to Hillary if Hillary takes Utah.

Is that what this is about? Some of our party simply defecting to the Democrat Party while still pretending to be Republicans?

Meanwhile, activists are calling upon the GOP to hold an emergency meeting to dump Trump as a candidate.

And of course the Establishment absolutely refuses any self-examination whatsoever. They absolutely refuse to ask the key, if painful, question: How were we so easily beaten by a man with such serious and manifold flaws and inadequacies?

From what I’ve seen there has been zero reflection on the part of Republican leaders on how much the base’s views differ from theirs and what to do about it. The GOP is not at all refiguring its stands. The only signs of life I see are among young staffers on Capitol Hill, who understand their bosses’ stands have been rebuked and are quietly debating among themselves what policy paths will win the future.

Beyond that, anti-Trump Republicans treat his voters like immoral enablers of a malignant boob. Should Mr. Trump lose decisively in November they’ll lord it over everyone, say “I told you so,” and accept what they imagine will be forelock-tugging apologies. Then they will get to work burying not only Mr. Trump but his issues.

The party, I'm thinking, is roughly half college-educated and white collar, and half non-college educated and blue collar. The latter cohort is having a rougher time in this Winner Take All, Average Is Over new world than the former.

But the party seems pretty convinced that what the latter cohort really cares about is subsidies for Boeing's overseas sales, low taxes for the rich, open borders and driving down blue collar wages ever further.

Oh: And they're super-duper ga-ga about running the same idealist/fantasist, we-had-to-rebuild-the-village-to-destroy-it nation-building super-hawk neocon foreign policy that the rest of America loves so much too.

Whatever happens, you will not be able to get this crew to back off a single one of their very unpopular positions. They're very fond of pointing out that their intraparty rivals' policies are unpopular too -- but they never can bring themselves to admit their own policies are very unpopular.

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