The GOP establishment is desperate to prevent GOP presidential frontrunner Donald Trump from becoming president. They are so desperate that they may even want Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton to win instead of Trump.
So far, Trump has won three out of four elections and polls suggest that he’ll win most of the states that are voting on Super Tuesday. If this happens then he’ll most likely be the one to win the GOP nomination, which has establishment insiders scared.
As a result, there are two plans in the works to stop Trump if he continues to win states. The first plan is to have Senator Marco Rubio drop out and have Mitt Romney go up against Trump instead. The other plan is to have a third party candidate in the general election that will go up against Clinton and Trump which could still be Romney. These plans are seriously being discussed in secret right now by Republican establishment leaders.
Romney’s wealth and popularity could give him a quick boost if he jumps into the race now. The plan would involve him getting as many delegates as he can during the remaining caucuses and primaries that take place in April, May and June. Some big delegate states vote during these months, such as California, New York and New Jersey.
Romney may not receive more delegates than the real estate mogul, but the idea is for Romney to prevent Trump from getting enough delegates to secure the GOP nomination. If this were to happen then it would be a “brokered convention” and as long as Trump does not win on the first ballot Romney would be the nominee.
But if Romney is still unable to prevent Trump from getting the nomination, then the second plan will go into effect. Alternatively, the establishment may forgo fighting Trump’s inevitable GOP nomination, instead they will seek Romney to run the independent campaign. The GOP establishment will consider putting together an independent campaign, which will ultimately mean that Hillary Clinton will win. Keeping Trump from getting to the White House is what the GOP establishment leaders want more than anything at this point.