Republican Scenario: A President Who Alienates His Own Party, If Trump Or Cruz Were To Occupy The White House!

It seems clear that the Republican Party is in the throes of dying as a major political party, as so many Republicans, both office holders and ordinary voters, cannot imagine either Donald Trump or Texas Senator Ted Cruz as their party’s nominee.

Only Ohio Governor John Kasich is left from the mainstream element of the party, but he cannot win the nomination on the first ballot, and has to hope for a contested convention, which does seem more likely as time passes.

Kasich has the best chance, in public opinion polls, to defeat either Hillary Clinton or Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, while both Trump and Cruz lose in competition against both Democrats.

And there is the issue how Republicans would work with either Trump or Cruz as President, as most Congressional Republicans are turned off by both of them.

We could, in theory, have a Republican Party, or a shell of a party, in warfare against their own President, an event which would be unique in American history!

8 comments on “Republican Scenario: A President Who Alienates His Own Party, If Trump Or Cruz Were To Occupy The White House!

  1. Southern Liberal March 26, 2016 1:24 pm

    Awww. Thanks for that Former Republican. If that bird were at a Trump or Cruz rally, it would have pooped on their heads.

  2. Paul Doyle March 26, 2016 5:54 pm

    Jill Stein is the “Harold Stassen” of the Green Party…

  3. Ronald March 27, 2016 12:52 am

    HAHA, not quite, Paul, as Stassen ran TWELVE times for President, between 1944 and 2000, considered a serious candidate in 1944, 1948, and 1952!

  4. D March 31, 2016 2:03 pm

    A President Ted Cruz or a President Donald Trump: They would both deliver a Democratic pickup of both houses of Congress with the midterm elections of 2018.

  5. D March 31, 2016 2:05 pm

    I write off John Kasich. These hypothetical general-election matchups don’t do any good if you don’t consider the gender votes. Kasich would lose women just like John McCain and Mitt Romney did. He is good at winning elections in Ohio (with the governorship, it’s with midterm elections which favored his party to begin with; and he was good at winning for U.S. House), but his ability to play on the national level is really overestimated.

  6. Princess Leia April 4, 2016 10:37 am

    I also write off Kasich. If GOP voters were interested in him, he would be leading the polls and vote numbers instead of Trump.

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