There is no conceivable or legal to do it, but television Thursday morning focused on unnamed GOP leaders who want to replace Donald Trump as their candidate.
It is not only the insults spewing from Trump’s mouth, but falling polls.
Trump’s support has been cut in half since his error-filled convention in Cleveland. The highly regarded 538 web says Hillary Clinton has nearly a 78 percent poll lead. Trump is 22.
In an unheard of poll from Republican-leaning Rasmussen, Hillary leads by four. Last week she held her first-ever lead, one point.
Clinton has big leads in Michigan, Pennsylvania and New Hampshire.
Rasmussen gives President Obama a 54 percent approval rating.
BoingBoing says some Trump staff are suicidal.
“In the wake of Donald Trump's public war of words with the parents of a dead war hero and whatever disgust at it his own party could muster, insiders are claiminghis own campaign manager has given up trying to influence him. With his standing in opinion polls headed south with alarming speed, Trump's staff are reportedly "suicidal",” said BoingBoing.
TV networks keep trying to keep the race alive. They say there is a path for Trump to win. It seems more likely that it will be “The Last of the Mohicans,” and Trump will be “Natty Bumpo,” the frontiersman in the James Fenimore Cooper book.
Trump needs to find a way to beat “the devil,” his newest name for Hillary.
Instead of attacking Clinton he has been his draftdodging, attacks on a Medal of Honor winning veteran who is Muslim and the fact that several leading Republicans who say they will vote for Hillary.
Clinton has used her big lead in fundraising to fill the air with adds showing that Trump make many of his prouducts abroad while claiming the Democrats are pushing outside.
Turmoil in the Republican Party escalated Wednesday as party leaders, strategists and donors voiced increased alarm about the flailing state of Donald Trump’s candidacy and fears that the presidential nominee was damaging the party with an extraordinary week of self-inflicted mistakes, gratuitous attacks and missed opportunities.
Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus was described as “very frustrated” with and deeply disturbed by Trump’s behavior over the past week, having run out of excuses to make on the nominee’s behalf to donors and other party leaders, according to multiple people familiar with the events.
Meanwhile, Trump’s top campaign advisers are struggling once again to instill discipline in their candidate, who has spent recent days lurching from one controversy to another while seemingly skipping chances to go on the offensive against his Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton.
“A new level of panic hit the street,” said longtime operative Scott Reed, chief strategist for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. “It’s time for a serious reset,” the Washington Post reported.
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