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Bigmack

(8,020 posts)
Mon Mar 7, 2016, 10:07 PM Mar 2016

Who is the Republican "establishment" candidate....?

Trump says he isn't... and it's true. (Maybe the only true thing he says.)
Cruz isn't. The Senate hates him, and he's getting no Repub endorsements.
Rubio isn't...

Was Jeb the establishment candidate?

Or did the Repub establishment just not field a candidate this election?

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Who is the Republican "establishment" candidate....? (Original Post) Bigmack Mar 2016 OP
Clinton. She will be selling herself as the Republican in the GE. Skwmom Mar 2016 #1
Agree. Fuddnik Mar 2016 #4
If this was pre-Reagan, Hillary could pass as one. Broward Mar 2016 #2
Jeb was, now it's Rubio. Might be Mitt later. Scootaloo Mar 2016 #3
Jeb. The script was Jeb v Clinton. Warren Stupidity Mar 2016 #5
Rubio is. H2O Man Mar 2016 #6
Trump has said a couple other things that are true. ZX86 Mar 2016 #7
It was Jeb!, now it's Rubio. It would be Kasich if anybody voted for him Recursion Mar 2016 #8
The Weekly Standard says Rubio wasn't the ... Bigmack Mar 2016 #9
They all are. They all want to give money to very rich people, through tax valerief Mar 2016 #10
doesn't have one? Rosa Luxemburg Mar 2016 #11

ZX86

(1,428 posts)
7. Trump has said a couple other things that are true.
Mon Mar 7, 2016, 10:46 PM
Mar 2016

Bush did not keep us safe on 9/11.

Iraq War is a boondoggle.

There were no WMDs.

Granted he's a world class asshole but he has his moments.

Recursion

(56,582 posts)
8. It was Jeb!, now it's Rubio. It would be Kasich if anybody voted for him
Mon Mar 7, 2016, 10:46 PM
Mar 2016

But they aren't, so it's Rubio.

 

Bigmack

(8,020 posts)
9. The Weekly Standard says Rubio wasn't the ...
Mon Mar 7, 2016, 10:49 PM
Mar 2016

establishment candidate...although he may be now. But not with any enthusiasm.

"As for Rubio, none of the party big wigs wanted him to run in the first place, as evidenced by their attempt to keep him out of the race at first, deny him resources once he got in, and then spend tens of millions of dollars attacking him as he ran.

That's all changed now. As you watch the Republican establishment and money rally to Rubio this week, you have to understand that this isn't the act of a class protecting one of its own. It's an act of surrender. The Republican establishment has lost. They are embracing Rubio in an attempt to form a coalition in which they're the junior partner."

http://www.weeklystandard.com/is-marco-rubio-really-an-establishment-candidate/article/2001239

valerief

(53,235 posts)
10. They all are. They all want to give money to very rich people, through tax
Mon Mar 7, 2016, 10:53 PM
Mar 2016

breaks and WAR PROFITEERING. And they all want to drastically cut money from programs that help the 99%.

Don't let the different styles fool you. They're all the same.

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