Supporters of Donald Trump had to see it coming. The anti- establishment Republican and front runner to win the Republican nominee for President, Donald Trump, is coming under attack by PAC and Super PAC groups.On Saturday it was announced that their goal is simple to destroy the campaign of Donald Trump and to lift the campaign of either Senator Ted Cruz of Texas or Senator Marco Rubio to front runner status. Neither Cruz or Rubio have been able to catch fire with voters the way Trump has been able to connect with the voters. The PAC group, Club for Growth will run almost $1 million worth of ads. President of Club for Growth, David McIntosh said in a statement. “There is no greater indictment of how terrible Donald Trump would be as president than his own words.”
Donald Trump has said that the path to the White House goes through his campaign. For those that are called the Republican establishment there is shear panic. In the fall of 2015, Republican strategists Alex Castellano and Gail Gitcho, distributed to donors and party leaders a memo that said in part that, If Trump wins the Republican nomination, it’s assured that we lose the White House … If Trump wins, everyone loses: We not only lose the White House in 2016, but we also lose the Senate, competitive gubernatorial elections and moderate House Republicans.” Problem was the memo fell on deaf ears. Now there is panic because donors did not sign up to take down Trump and for good reason.
Trump continues to baffle the pundits because of his continuing success, 3 wins in a row in state primaries, high voter turnout and polls show he leads the other Republican candidates by double digits. So the question needs to be asked, why does the so called Republican establishment want Trump to lose and to lose big? One has to point to the fact that Donald Trump is self-financing his own campaign. i elimination of big business, PACs and Super PAC’s show that Trump does not have an allegiance to anyone but his own supporters and campaign. The money is the key. The perception of campaign financing is that candidates are owned by the those who donate. So who owns Donald Trump? From the aspect of campaign finance Donald Trump is owned by Donald Trump.
The rallying cry of the Donald Trump campaign has been heard and his supporters are true to their candidate. Supporters have grown in numbers and if Facebook, Twitter and other social media sites mean anything, supporters are not going anywhere. Try their best, opponents have no influence over the Trump camp. The Republican establishment whose goal is to knock Trump out of the race as seen as interlopers who have no business telling them who the nominee should be. If Trump has the support, which it appears he does, the people do not want a broker convention, they want Trump as the nominee and if that scares the establishment so be it. There is a change a coming and Trump supporters couldn’t be happier about that.