Reports have come out suggesting that big donors are telling the RNC to back off of Trump and focus on Congress. Word has come out that John Kasich’s organization in Ohio is standing down in the presidential race. You have alleged conservative flagships like The Weekly Standard and National Review STILL poo-pooing Trump three weeks before a vote where our choices are TRUMP or HILLARY.
In North Carolina, we’ve had reports of Trump campaign paraphernalia getting bottled up in NCGOP offices — mysteriously not finding its way out to the general public. We’ve had the anti-grassroots shenanigans at NCGOP for the last year.
Art Pope — “Mr. Conservative” — has already made his disdain for Trump known. His acolytes at the John Locke Foundation — (lookin’ at YOU in particular Mr. Henderson and Mr. Hood) — are all over social media, TV and the social circuit mocking Trump THREE WEEKS BEFORE AN ELECTION WHERE THE CHOICES ARE TRUMP OR HILLARY.
Trump is the ONLY thing out there causing any kind of excitement — stirring ANY kind of passion — in right leaning voters. He’s got people fired up about participating and voting who never have before. And I think, in the eyes of the GOPe, THAT is the problem.
These GOPe people enjoy being AT THE TOP OF THE HEAP (even if there are only a handful in the heap). They want THEIR PICTURES to be what somebody sees if they Google “conservative” or “Republican.” It doesn’t matter if the GOP has five million or FIVE members. It doesn’t matter if it has 60 seats or SIX. Being “over” us is what matters. There’s no agenda other than having their hands on other people’s money when the smoke clears on election day.
Donald Trump doesn’t NEED these GOPe hangers-on. And that scares them.
Thanks in part to these internal troublemakers, getting Trump-Pence across the finish line and into the winner’s circle is going to take an incredible, momentous effort.