I’ve discussed before how there is no scenario where the GOP will not nominate Jeb Bush or else, in the unlikely event his campaign implodes, one of his equally pro-elite understudies like Chris Christie or Paul Ryan.
From the NY Times today:
The conversations, described in interviews with a variety of the Republican Party’s most sought-after donors, are centered on the three potential candidates who have the largest existing base of major contributors and overlapping ties to the top tier of those who are uncommitted: Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey, former Gov. Jeb Bush of Florida and Mitt Romney.
The only part of this that surprises me was Mitt’s name on the short list. Why on earth would the right-leaning members of the Establishment put up that empty suit yet again? He would basically guarantee a Hillary win!
Ah… but that’s the genius of it, isn’t it? This subset of our ruling class would literally rather have Hillary win than let an insufficiently loyal conservative have a shot at the White House. After all, priorities: the status of their exclusionary, landed aristocracy, which Hillary would jealously guard, is more important to them than any other political issue. And, in the unlikely event Mitt won, his loyalty to this ruling order exceeds even that of the Clintons and the Bushes. They win either way. It certainly makes more sense than putting up someone like Cruz or Jindal who has not yet demonstrated their fealty to the transnational elite — or might lack it entirely. (Rand Paul, of course, they regard with absolute horror.)
So, any conservatives still gloating about the potemkin Demoratic primary process for 2016 should remember their side is just as rigged. The only question is, which of these assholes will be presented to them as their selected candidate? I’m guessing we’ll know within the next few months.