If you weren't an adult (or were living in a cave) in 1992, I'm here to tell you that any independent run on the Right that pulls over
2-3% means four more years of Obama... this election is way, way too close for us to allow anything like that to develop
(and some people wonder why I'm backing Newt).
Yes, a dissed-n-pissed Trump is a serious potential problem we just don't need... but that's precisely what we're looking at now. He's already bolted the party, has an axe to grind, and can easily fund a substantial campaign. The Donald wouldn't need many votes to torpedo Mittens, and would at minimum do some heavy damage to the RNC's golden boy in the run-up to November.
Recall that Donald Trump has repeatedly threatened to launch an independent campaign -think H. Ross Perot on cocaine- if the GOP 'picks the wrong candidate'. He's also met and made nice with each and every Republican presidential hopeful save Romney, Paul, and Huntsman... in other words, any of the top three in New Hampshire and Trump's in. Since Mitt is the only one of them with a prayer of winning the nomination, you tell me who he's talking about.
But a Trump third-party presidential run would be a disaster for the GOP... and the nation, as Barack Obama would thereby be handed all the time he needs to finish pounding traditional America into smithereens.
Alas- it's kind of hard for me to get all over Trump for it when
l largely agree what he's trying to force from the DC party establishment. I don't want him as president, but the source of the problem lies elsewhere: he wouldn't be threatening to run if there wasn't a (highly effective) conspiracy afoot to pick-off Romney's challengers one-by-one.
In addition, a Romney nomination is the one single thing that
all but ensures an indy run (or damaging fight-on to a brokered Republican National Convention) from Ron Paul... great!
An obstinate stand by this
I'd like to see the Fed audited too-
Conservatives do need to all get on the same page- and quick. Any serious independent presidential campaigns on the Right
-pushing divisions right on into November- are exactly the opposite of what we need to save this country from the ongoing 'progress' of the Obammunist Left.
But who's to blame for this now-unfolding predicament? Those trying to force the GOP to listen to the TEA Party at long last...
or a Republican Beltway establishment hell-bent on ramming the unloved Mitt Romney down your throat?