Hmm, the Donald Trump campaign’s own PR channel, quasi-blog is even calling the meeting set between himself and RNC officials in Orlando today “yuuuge.”
The request for the Orlando Ritz Carlton meeting originated with Trump’s campaign, according to a source familiar with the broad details, and is being viewed by RNC officials as a sign that the campaign has come to grips with the difficulty it is having in maintaining a message and running a ground game.
“They want to patch up a rift that just keeps unfolding,” one source said. “They finally realize they need the RNC for their campaign because, let’s face it, there is no campaign.”
This goes hand in hand with my post from Tuesday entitled (R) and (D) are both soulless franchises in which I wrote:
But Trump needs the Republican party, for it offers him the vehicle, the legitimizing construct, by which he is afforded entrance to the American political stage.
The Republican Party, like the Democratic Party, is a political franchise and anyone seeking to set up political business that will be worth anything (in terms of mouthpiece and attention) must lease that name, that brand, that “storefront,” in order to be heard by a lackadaisical American electorate.
Sad shit, really.
Ideally, Trump wins, tells the GOP a big “F You” and branches off into a new party, post-election.
Perhaps the Trump campaign will now take “advantage” of their distinct disadvantage of being beholden to the dinosauric GOP.