Have we begun to see the so-called Republican establishment accept Donald Trump as their leader? First Governor Chris Christie and then Paul LePage of Maine have now accepted him. Well what else can the establishment do once their carefully cultivated base of the stupid nominates Trump?
Will this be enough to elect Trump as President? Perhaps not if he can’t tap the Koch brothers money machine. They may be leary of him – a loose cannon who might act against their fossil fuel interests or their favored tax status. After all Cruz is attacking Trump as a fake conservative. Charles Koch is VERY conservative and likes to full control where he spends.
Faced by this temporary set-back, will they withhold support for Trump and instead just continue their heavy financial support of state and local politics to maintain the Republican domination there?
Trump might win the election without the brothers although he may have less money himself than he pretends to. Once he has the nomination he will probably turn somewhat left and Democrats are just as vulnerable to this kind of phony “strength” as Republicans. Or, of course, he could make a deal with the brothers, trading support for their interests for their financial support ab=nd giving them control. He claims to be great at deal making.