The Fix Is In, by Robert Gore

Nicely complimentary to my blog this morning. We seem to be on the same wavelength.

STRAIGHT LINE LOGIC

On the front page of today’s Wall Street Journal was this above-the-fold headline: “Clinton Bucks Biden Threat.” Biden’s announcement that he’s not running confirms the headline. The Journal is the most reliable barometer of Republican establishment thinking. Back in December, before Donald Trump was on the radar, a front page headline: “Bush’s Ties to Donors Put Rivals in a Bind,” anointed Jeb Bush the establishment’s candidate (“Can’t Wait For That Next Election,” SLL, 12/22/14). Unfortunately for the establishment, significant numbers of Republicans aren’t buying what they’re selling, and have turned to outsiders Trump, Ben Carson, and Carly Fiorina. The hope has been that these voters will return to the fold, but it is dimming as the outsiders maintain their poll numbers and the reliable apparatchiks falter or drop out. The establishment is hindered by its open condescension towards grassroots voters and the widespread belief among them that the…

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