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.
Dennis Miller !!!
As TEA PARTY Organizer in Long Island, NY * The Den of LIBERALISM and RINO Republicanism" we do have our work cut out for ourselves. Neither the GOP or the DEMS like us, and the feeling is MUTUAL !!!! But we DID help to elect some REAL CONSERVATIVES in our Counties, which will GROW in time. Both Party's here in NY are as CORRUPT beyond belief. We must CULL the HERD !!!
The O' Reilly is IRRELEVANT. A war monger and a jerk
Cruz would spell Trumps loss to Sanders or ick.. Hillary.
If moderates are more electable then why did Dole, McCain and Romney lose?
GOP RINOs must understand the electorate will no longer accept empty promises that are forgotten as soon as the election is over. The American people have spoken on amnesty, Obamacare, Syrian refugees, overspending, planned parenthood and gay marriage. A successful candidate will be an outsider or the GOP will lose again and cease to be a viable party!
Good point Michael !!!
But I DO BELIEVE MIchael, if TRUMP is nominated and elected PRESIDENT you will see some MAJOR CHANGES in the BODY POLITIC !!!!!!
We need a citizen President bad.
I believe Ted Cruz is an outsider even though he is a Senator and he could be a great President if Trump doesn't take it.
IT HAS TO BE TRUMP. THERE IS NO OTHER.
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Lyn, got the same email, deleted it after reading it.
I really can't stand these lying politicians. You hear from them when they want money as if they are not millionaires. I just had to reply to their email.