Donald Trump and Ben Carson have demonstrated more staying power than anyone predicted. But now, after the terrorist attacks on an American ally, Republican elders think their party’s flirtation with inexperience is nearing its end.
The reemergence of foreign policy atop the Republican agenda will force voters to reevaluate the outsider candidates, particularly as both Trump and Carson display a lack of knowledge about national security and the terrorist threat, party stalwarts said.
“The losers are going to be Donald Trump and Ben Carson on national security,” said Katon Dawson, the former chairman of the South Carolina GOP. “As the Republican base sobers up, they are the two, if this story lasts a long time, it's going to hurt."
Indeed, in interviews with current and former GOP chairs, veteran operatives, lobbyists and strategists, the long-held conviction that neither Trump nor Carson will win the Republican nomination has only strengthened since the attacks in Paris last week.
Fred Malek, who has advised multiple Republican presidents and is not affiliated with any contender this cycle, said the inexperience Trump and Carson reveal in their rhetoric will drive GOP primary voters toward another candidate.
Vote for a 3rd party candidate like the Constitution Party. That will send a far better message to the moribund GOP.
You are right about the "moribund GOP" but It would also elect a democrat for president.........President Hillary Clinton. The Constitution Party has to get a lot stronger before it could challenge both traditional parties.
They sound just like the liberal loons.
Don't hold your breath. The GOP fat cats can't control Trump and that is the ONLY reason they want to defeat him. Trump is the David of the party who will kill the fat cat Giant Lobbyists and crooked insiders. He is the most popular figure since JFk and they hate that. When Trump gets elected, and he will I hope he takes out some time to clean out The Karl Roves and Reince Priebis crowd. First, he has to clean up the mess Obama left , This was not just Obama's doing. Karl Rove and the GOP machine helped him because they too are globalists who want to see America destroyed so they can pull us down to the low level where they have the rest of the world. They like to keep people poor, unarmed and uneducated so they are easier to control. We are having such a major upheaval in the world today because America is not going down as easily as the Elite like G. Soros and the Bilderberg group want.
We must elect Trump because if both sides, who have been screwing America for 20+ years, hate him, he certainly is the only good man left in America.
The gop (GOP) will try anything to stop Cruz and or Trump! Moderates, years ago, might have been electable Today, they have proven, they cannot be trusted! After all, they gave and are still giving this POS in the rainbow house everything he's wants!!! I feel the majority of republicans are NOT conservative!! Perhaps scumbags!
Probably unfaithful to their wives, too.
So, why would they be faithful to America?
They GOP will try anything to get rid of the nominees the people want, so they can keep putting in their Rinos (Democrats in sheeps clothing). The people will still prevail. God Trump, to hell with the GOP!!!
There are a lot of very smart people in this Country! Some are to smart get involved with the idiots on the Hill. They couldn't tolerate them!
Since the established politicians have done such a remarkable job carrying out National Security they use this as a reason to say Trump and Carson are the losers.
Is it not the established politicians that have allowed for the threat to our national security by allowing the flood of illegal aliens, that accused Americans of being inhumane over the influx of "children" from Central America, that are allowing enemies not only to enter the country but to operate training camps, that have allowed agencies like CAIR and La Raza dictate policy?
The brain dead POS in the white house is more worthless than Trump OR Carson
"NO" It will not hurt them because they are the ones which is called common sense and the RINO's and the democrats don't seem to have any between their ears.
The GOP truly is the party of spineless idiots