Today Mitt Romney will give a speech. Is he riding to the rescue of the Republican Party by going to do a little bit of a hit job on Donald Trump? Will he offer himself as someone who can replace Trump and bring the party together?. Why at this late date is he even sticking his nose into the primary races?
I’ll tell you. Mitt doesn’t understand what is going on today like he didn’t four years ago. He shows that the Republicans never caught on to the true implications of the Trump candidacy. I’ve written about this before. Trump and Bill Clinton had a long conversation before Trump announced. What do you think that was about? I’ve explained that it was that Trump would be used to ensure that Hillary got elected.
Bill Clinton was aware of the 11th Commandment of the Republican Party. He had seen it work in the past and knew that it was an ideal set up for a guy like Trump – who by the way is self-financing his campaign by “lending” his campaign most of its money – he expects to be able to get it all back at some time in the future. Bill Clinton knew the 11th Commandment, also known as the Reagan Commandment, was the most foolish of all rules: Republicans don’t criticize Republicans.
Following that commandment, Trump was able to go through the early debates and early primaries without any other Republicans challenging his nonsense and his woeful inability to answer any questions of substance. He had no plans or substance. The best he could offer was that what he doesn’t know now he will be able to figure out because he knows a lot of smart people.
He was able to fool many of the people for most of the times. It was only in a handful of days prior to the election on Tuesday that some people started to point out that Trump was a windbag and all that he offered was empty words without a thought behind them. That was too late. He had already won the day. Or, I should say the Bill Clinton plan won the day.
Trump has built up a very loyal following. It consists of a large group of people, Disappointed Republicans, Dejected Democrats, and Desperate Liberals who look beyond his vacuous statements and convince themselves that Trump can bring a change in America. We can go back to the “good old” days – when America was great.
The inner Republican guard are convinced Trump is no better than a tree stump. They are uniting to stop him from being their party’s nomination. The Republican “establishment” will bind together to make sure that when the convention comes that he will not have enough delegate votes to get the nomination. He’ll never be able to get more than he arrives at the convention with. Then with back room deals (Rubio will get the VP job) they expect to nominate someone else (Bush, Romney) as the party’s candidate.
When they do Bill Clinton will know his wife will be president. Once Trump is rejected by the Republicans he will go off and run for the presidency as an independent. He will allege his vow not to do so was destroyed by the actions of the Republicans. He will say he must honor his commitment to those who voted and worked for him. Trump the independent will take an enormous amount of Republican votes with him. Hillary will be assured of the presidency when that happens.
Even were Trump to get the nomination which neither he nor Bill Clinton ever expected, Hillary will still get the presidency. Romney will effectively destroy any chance Trump has to get regular Republican votes by alienating many in the party against him. Other establishment type already say they will not vote for him. Further, his performance in any debate against Hillary will make everyone realize he is an empty suit.
Trump will do well in his old New York circles. He’ll have a good friend in the White House. The Republicans will never know what hit them. It was Slippery Bill hitting them with a left hook.