If Trump and Carson won’t dispatch themselves, hard as they may try, then who will? Some GOP elites believe they’ve found the answer. Like most times GOP grandees believe they’ve found a silver bullet—e.g. Let’s give Jeb Bush $100 million upfront!—it is delusional.
“According to other Republicans, some in the party establishment are so desperate to change the dynamic that they are talking anew about drafting [Mitt] Romney—despite his insistence that he will not run again,” the Post reports. “Friends have mapped out a strategy for a late entry to pick up delegates and vie for the nomination in a convention fight, according to the Republicans who were briefed on the talks, though Romney has shown no indication of reviving his interest.”
Oh, sure, these Romney trial balloons keep popping up, but Romney himself must have absolutely no interest. What a coincidence that, just as the establishment begins to gravitate toward Sen. Marco Rubio, the Romney people step in to say that the field is in disarray and only Romney can save it. It’s almost like, just as the establishment appears to be moving beyond Romney, Romney’s “loyalists” step in to reassure them that only Mittens can save the party. The man still wants to be president, and he wants to be drafted.