Liberal bloggers knew it. They understood it. Many Republicans did not know it.
Liberal bloggers knew that the only way to save Hillary Clinton was for Republicans to nominate Donald Trump. How they managed to get Republican voters to do their bidding remains a great mystery. People who wanted, for the best of reasons, to defeat Hillary should have thought first about nominating a candidate who could have defeated Hillary.
Tyler O’Neill explained it all on Pajamas Media:
WikiLeaks released thousands of emails involving Hillary Clinton's campaign chairman, John Podesta, on Friday. In one of the leaked emailsfrom March 2016, an adviser warned against Hillary's overall campaign strategy, afraid that her campaign was "almost entirely dependent" on Donald Trump winning the Republican nomination.
Brent J. Budowsky, a former congressional staffer and current liberal blogger who has written for The Hill, the LA Progressive, and The Huffington Post, told Podesta he was "petrified" that Clinton might lose the 2016 election, should someone besides Trump win the GOP nomination.
Right now I am petrified that Hillary is almost totally dependent on Republicans nominating Trump....she has huge endemic political weaknesses that she would be wise to rectify.....even a clown like Ted Cruz would be an even money bet to beat and this scares the hell out of me......
Even with a good debate performance last Sunday, Trump is looking like a loser. And, a big loser, at that.
Fair enough, Trump has large rallies. It may be the case that the pollsters have ignored his voters. As of now, this is becoming a less likely scenario.
As more and more Republicans abandon his sinking ship, Trump is attacking them. It does not make him look like a winner. It makes him look like someone who knows he is going to lose and who is preparing for defeat by shifting the blame. He might think that they are being disloyal, but he excoriated them in the primaries and has treated them with the utmost contempt. He should not expect that they will reward his disloyalty with a show of party loyalty.
If Trump goes down to ignominious defeat, he seems to want to drag down the party with him. He ran his primary campaign against the Republican Party and its grandee class. He will need to tell himself that his campaign was sabotaged by someone other than Trump. This is not a sign of good character.
For the record, great leaders give credit for success to everyone but themselves. When things go wrong they take the blame, entirely on themselves.
The strangest part is that the GOP now seems to be embroiled in a class struggle that has morphed into class warfare. We know where the ideology of class warfare comes from. It does not come from conservative thinking.