Republican Elite Fight To Stop Trump and Cruz

Iowa emerges as a free-for-all among GOP’s establishment candidates.

cruz-trump-2016 via Tea Party Tribune
cruz-trump-2016 via Tea Party Tribune

As Written By Philip Rucker and Robert Costa for The Washington Post:

Chris Christie is the consummate New Hampshire candidate, all the way down to his silver lapel pin in the outline of the Granite State.

Yet this week the New Jersey governor was in a relative wilderness, caravaning along the slushy roads of eastern Iowa and sporting a different pin on his suit jacket: the Iowa state flag.

“I want your vote,” Christie told a hundred Iowans bundled up inside a coffee shop here Tuesday morning. “I’m not here just to get a Fox News show or a book deal or something else. I want to be president.”

While New Hampshire remains the hub of activity for Christie and other establishment-favored Republican candidates, including former Florida governor Jeb Bush and Sen. Marco Rubio (Fla.), Iowa has suddenly emerged as a playground of opportunity, where an intense and stealthier battle among them is getting underway.

None of the establishment candidates expects to win Iowa, but associates of Chris Christie, Jeb Bush and [score]Marco Rubio[/score] see an opportunity for a victory of momentum — and positive media coverage — for whoever can capture the most mainstream Republican support.

That faction, which the campaigns see as up for grabs, is estimated at anywhere from 20 to 35 percent of the electorate.

The moderates have another motivation: to somehow slow Texas Sen. [score]Ted Cruz[/score] and Donald Trump, who have dominated the polls here for weeks. Many Republican leaders ……




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  • yennikcm

    GOP Elite, are agents for , aka barry, and the DEMS……and I think they are swaying towards appeasing the moslem brotherhosers.

  • right_on

    The GOP establishment, or as they prefer, the ” foundation of the Republican Party,” need’s to be knocked out off that foundation, because they no longer know what comprises conservative thought! These so-called Moderates, (I see them as liberals, pretending to care) have overwhelmed the party decision making processes, and delivered to us something worse than progressive lite! We need to “out” all these string pullers, and fire them all! Or, bifurcate the party after this upcoming election, and reform a newer, stronger Conservative party. They want to play with the ball they brought, fine…we can provide our own more modern ball, that doesn’t get flat when influence money is waved at it! ( Absolutely I believe they are corrupt, if that’s what you were thinking!)

  • Wild_Bird

    The GOP establishment hate Ted Cruz, who is the only true conservative in the race.
    For that reason alone I wholeheartedly support Ted Cruz for president.