By Clint Lacy and Victor Thorn. America has a long and fascinating history of electoral surprises & subterfuge…
The 2016 presidential primaries were eye-opening. Donald Trump was victorious over a plethora of Republican candidates including Texas Senator Ted Cruz, Ohio Gov. John Kasich and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, who was the clear establishment favorite to win when the process started months and months ago. But conservative voters came out in droves to vote for the billionaire political maverick and set the political establishment on its head.
As we write this, there are scores of politicians on both sides of the aisle, Democrat and Republican—praying Trump will lose—or be kept from running—rather than run any risk of seeing their comfortable spoils system threatened by someone who ever whiffs of “outsider.”
So if the Powers That Be really wanted to stop a candidate they feared, just how could they do it? Back room dealing? Blackmail? Fake rumors? Financial secrets? Assassination? A brokered convention? Why not?
VOLUME XXII, NUMBER 4