Donald Trump is striking fear on both sides of the aisle, and they are all going out of their way to bring him down. Based on the most recent polling, it doesn’t seem like they are having much affect on him ….. yet!
As Written By Jonathan Martin for The New York Times:
Conservative intellectuals fear Mr. Trump will spell the end of conservatism, while the cadre in Washington fears Mr. Cruz will build a new party machine and bypass them.
Conservative intellectuals have become convinced that Mr. Trump, with his message of nationalist-infused populism, poses a dire threat to conservatism, and planned to issue a manifesto online Thursday night to try to stop him.
However, the cadre of Republican lobbyists, operatives and elected officials based in Washington is much more unnerved by Mr. Cruz, a go-it-alone, hard-right crusader who campaigns against the political establishment and could curtail their influence and access, building his own Republican machine to essentially replace them.
The division illuminates much about modern Republicanism and the surprising bedfellows brought about when an emerging political force begins to imperil entrenched power……
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