Maybe you will also see the fallacies in the WP article below. The irrationality of it is quite apparent. Draft Romney and ask 2012 Romney advisor how to win the White House? How did that work last time?
Time for GOP panic? Establishment worried Carson or Trump might win
Less than three months before the kickoff Iowa caucuses, there is growing anxiety bordering on panic among Republican elites about the dominance and durability of Donald Trump and Ben Carson and widespread bewilderment over how to defeat them.
Party leaders and donors fear that nominating either man would have negative ramifications for the GOP ticket up and down the ballot, virtually ensuring a Hillary Rodham Clinton presidency and increasing the odds that the Senate falls into Democratic hands.
The party establishment is paralyzed. Big money is still on the sidelines. No consensus alternative to the outsiders has emerged from the pack of governors and senators running, and there is disagreement about how to prosecute the case against them. Recent focus groups of Trump supporters in Iowa and New Hampshire commissioned by rival campaigns revealed no silver bullet.
In normal times, the way forward would be obvious. The wannabes would launch concerted campaigns, including television attack ads, against the front-runners. But even if the other candidates had a sense of what might work this year, it is unclear whether it would ultimately accrue to their benefit. Trump’s counterpunches have been withering, while Carson’s appeal to the base is spiritual, not merely political. If someone was able to do significant damage to them, there’s no telling to whom their supporters would turn, if anyone.
“The rest of the field is still wishing upon a star that Trump and Carson are going to self-destruct,” said Eric Fehrnstrom, a former adviser to 2012 nominee Mitt Romney. But, he said, “they have to be made to self-destruct. . . . Nothing has happened at this point to dislodge Trump or Carson.”
According to other Republicans, some in the party establishment are so desperate to change the dynamic that they are talking anew about drafting Romney — despite his insistence that he will not run again. Read More: https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/time-for-gop-panic-establishment-worried-carson-and-trump-might-win/2015/11/12/38ea88a6-895b-11e5-be8b-1ae2e4f50f76_story.html
Who says the voters should have no vote in who the nominee is? Who thinks the Post is trying to “help” Republicans win?
Who do they ask questions of? The people with great track records? No the opposite the advisers and managers of failed campaigns. Obama was an easy target, yet Romney’s people lost to him, so they ask Eric Fehrnstrom, a former adviser to failed 2012 nominee Mitt Romney.
They ask Charlie Black. Who is he?
Since 1990 Wikipedia says this about him, senior political adviser to the 1992 re-election campaign of George H.W. Bush. He served as chief campaign adviser for Senator John McCain in the 2008 Presidential election and most recently as an informal adviser to Governor Mitt Romney‘s Presidential campaign during the 2012 Presidential election. (wikipedia). That looks like zero for three in last 25 years.
The irrationality of the Post’s position, which I doubt is a sincere one, is that to win Republicans need to go with the “Republican Establishment” which has a horrible record of losses, instead of an “outsider” like Ronald Reagan. Who is the last Republican to win the Presidency by a landslide for either party.