So is most of the GOP field. I still think that Trump is Palin's best chance of sinking Romney in the early primaries. Romney can drop out again after he gets trounced multiple times, and the field becomes clearer for Palin.
Without Trump, I'm not sure how she stops Romney. He's been campaigning for 6 years, has a solid on the ground effort in the early primary states, and a whole lot of people who've voted for him before. Not to mention the MSN recognizes how massive a threat Trump is to The Zero, and how much of a financial drain it would be on the Democrats with Trump just as a possibility (putting New York in play.)
Honestly, it really feels like Palin gathered up all those GOP whisperers and ejected them a couple weeks ago, then sat down at the kitchen table and plotted out how to win the election.
Good point. It's about the only thing to like about Trump being in the game at all. And it's a damned good reason -- Romney would be very bad news If, God forbid, Willard ended up in the WH, three things would happen:
1. Big government would continue to grow even bigger and average voters would become even more cynical and inclined to say (with justification that would be hard to argue with) that "there's not a dime's bit of difference between Republicans and Democrats, so why should I even vote?"
2. Because of increased voter cynicism and apathy (see #1 above), Congress would swing w-a-y left in the midterms.
3. The next Democrat to take the presidency would make Obama look "not so bad," just like Obama makes Clinton look "not so bad after all." Whenever a big-government moderate Republican takes hold, the Democrat who follows is ALWAYS way, way more leftist than the previous Democrat. That is the recoil, the ugly consequence, of electing liberal Republicans -- it pushes Democrats much, much more to the left.
The reality is that Romney poses as big a long-term danger to the Republic as Obama.
How do you see Trump as a threat to Romney? I don’t see them as having the same voters at all.
On the other hand, if Trump turned out to be a Palin Democrat, that could be extraordinary.