The Beltway Establishment's secretive plan to hand Jeb Bush the GOP nomination (also known as the "GOPe Splitter Strategy") hinged on flooding the zone with establishment candidates.
Friends of mine -- knowledgeable operators in the Republican hemisphere -- have pooh-poohed the idea of such a conspiracy. To which I respond with a single question:
Why are Lindsey Graham, Bobby Jindal, Chris Christie, Mike Huckabee, John Kasich, George Pataki (Who? Exactly) and other non-entities still pretending to be in the race?
All six candidates are drawing -- in aggregate -- six percent. How can they afford a campaign under these conditions? Simple, they can't. They're being funded by the GOPe.
Problem is: a very large monkey wrench was thrown into the establishment's machinery.
And things will never be the same.
Hat tip: BadBlue Real-Time News.