On the heels of Trump’s Tuesday trampling of the Establishment’s carefully executed barrage of anti-Trump missiles, including the hilarious visage of Willard — “Never saw a Crony I didn’t adore” — Romney warning us all how awful it would be to vote for someone who wasn’t part of enacting socialized medicine (!), the same folks who backed Jeb!, Rubio, Kasich, Graham and the rest of the GOP insiders, are at the end of their rope! And sweeter still, it is probably the same rope with which they thought they would hang the Republican party’s front-runner, Donald Trump.
Now, having run through the list of so-called Silver Bullets, those Trumpire Killers, Jeb!, Rubio, Kasich and the rest have turned out to be nothing but noisy blanks. But like their insider cohorts of elections past, Trump refused to go down in favor of the GOPe’s selected candidate. He refused to play the crazy game they play every four years, “Let’s Pretend Voters Have a Choice.” Nothing surprising about that. He’s not one of the insiders and he doesn’t play by their rules.
Republican elites are begrudgingly embracing Ted Cruz—and hanging Marco Rubio out to dry.
“He seems to be the only guy who’s got some momentum, and is probably the best situated if there is anybody out there to beat Trump,” said Austin Barbour, a prominent Mississippi-based GOP operative. “That’s why there are many people like me—Ted Cruz wouldn’t have been our first choice, but as we go through the process, we’re reevaluating our vote, and he seems to be the guy at the top of the list.”