This article reveals a great deal about what is wrong with American politics today and why two thirds of the voters say they do not trust either political party. Republicans are getting behind an effort, not to promote a candidate from their party, but to “destroy” one. Regardless of which candidate one may support in the upcoming comedy of errors known as the GOP Primary race, spending millions of donor dollars to harm another candidate’s reputation and impugn their character is wrong regardless of its origin. For a party to openly advertise that their main strategy for victory is destroying (that is their word, not mine) another candidate is a tactic straight out of the Progressive playbook that got our current President elected twice and is now working to further the campaign of Hillary Clinton. Does the Republican Party want to be known as a party of political intrigue and character assassination or as a party of ideas? This question is no longer avoidable, and I intend to ask it of any politician I run across over the coming months.
Also of note is the fact that at the nexus of this latest salvo against Mr. Trump is John Kasich of Ohio. Here is real wisdom from the Republican establishment. Let’s get behind an effort by a guy poling 1% to take down the guy poling almost 40% in a field of 11 candidates. If this sounds logical to you, my advice is to be on the lookout for a cat with a broad smile and a rabbit who is in a big hurry.