I’m going with the assumption that Donald Trump is going to be the Republican nominee for president if the only relevant factor is primary results. But will it be the only relevant factor? There have been many stories about establishment Republicans being mortified of the idea and talking with each other about killing his campaign.
I believe they will try doing something to ace him out, but not much comes to mind. The most obvious one is deeper opposition research to use in debates, as in the Jeb Bush attack about eminent domain a few days back. But we can all see how well that worked. :rolleyes: Besides, that’s all part of normal campaigning, and doesn’t require any backdoor shenanigans at the convention.
The convention is where any scheme will have to be hatched. They’ll either have to convince a large number of delegates to ignore their own primary results, or do something the disenfranchise the delegates themselves. That would mean some kind of back room deal among whoever has the clout to get into that room to pick the nominee. I tend to think the latter, that is if the tools to ace out the delegates exist. To borrow a cliche, I’ll call it “the nuclear option.”
What are your thought about if or how this will play out?