Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Damage to the Republican Brand?

Apparently by pointing out what they have been for years.

“This is no longer a joke,” said Cullen, who lost his bid before the state Ballot Law Commission to knock Trump off the ballot. “Donald Trump is a dangerous demagogue. He’s doing damage to the Republican brand that will prevent us from running a competitive national election next year.”

Sorry. You own him. And here's some great news.

Party leaders are increasingly worried about the impact Trump’s campaign could have on down-ballot candidates in purple states such as the reelection bids by Senators Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire and Rob Portman of Ohio.

Thank you, Fox News and Rightwing Radio. 

“The only group he hasn’t alienated so far is grumpy middle-aged white men, and there aren’t enough grumpy middle-aged white men to win an election,” Cullen said.

At least he still has his sense of humor. Here's some additional bad news, though. I'm a grumpy middle-aged white man and there's no way in hell I vote for a Republican. 

Should Trump win the nomination, Fleischer said, a coalition of traditional GOP voters plus conservative Democrats could be enough to hand Trump victories in Florida, Ohio, and Pennsylvania — three states where he’s either leading Clinton in head-to-head matchups or statistically tied.

Still, he predicted the Republican Party will go into a “full-scale panic and meltdown” if Trump wins either Iowa or New Hampshire — or, if the polls hold, both.

“He will totally rewrite what the Republican brand is if he is the nominee,” Fleischer said.

Did Ari have a serious head injury?

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