GOPe Testing Support for Third Party Candidacy

The Washington Post is breathlessly reporting that “Inside the GOP effort(s are being made) to draft an independent candidate to derail Trump“.

A band of exasperated Republicans — including 2012 presidential nominee Mitt Romney, a handful of veteran consultants and members of the GOP_Elites_Support_3rd_Partyconservative intelligentsia — is actively plotting to draft an independent presidential candidate who could keep Donald Trump from the White House.

These GOP figures are commissioning private polling, lining up major funding sources and courting potential contenders, according to interviews with more than a dozen Republicans involved in the discussions. The effort has been sporadic all spring but has intensified significantly in the 10 days since Trump effectively locked up the Republican nomination.



Bernie Sanders’ Little OPM Problem

OPM–Other People’s Money



Where’s ‘Effing Derek??



Dem Candidates, Hillary and Bernie – Life Imitates Art

Especially if the Art is Muppet characters and the Life is Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders. Miss Piggy is a dead ringer for Hillary and Conrad Waldorf nails the “Bern”.



Daily Darwin – Wrong Place, Wrong Time Genome

Darwin says that some genomes are just destined to make the wrong choices–like riding a motorcycle.  Or, most especially, riding a motorcycle toward a road hazard tossed by a speeding car. Ouch!! Get the point.


Natural selection deems that some individuals serve as a warning to others. Who are we to disagree? The next generation, ever and anon, is descended from the survivors



John McCain Endorses Donald Trump

According to in their report, “4 ways Republican officeholders are reacting to Donald Trump“, John McCain falls somewhere in the “mushy middle“.  Can you tell by his face exactly where in that “middle” he falls”?

Others have suggested they’ll support Trump, but they’ve taken pains to avoid using his name, referring to him instead as simply with the generic “nominee.”

John_McCain_Endorsing_Trump“I feel, as a Republican and a longtime Reagan Republican, that I support the nominee of the party, and that’s what I’ve said all along,” Arizona Sen. John McCain told the Washington Post last week.’

Still others have said they can’t bring themselves to support Trump yet, but they’ve made clear they’d like to consult with the presumptive nominee with an eye to eventually endorsing him.

“I hope to support our nominee, I hope to support his candidacy fully,” House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wisconsin, told CNN last week. “At this point, I’m just not there right now.”