At the New Hampshire debate last week the House was stacked against Trump—
And it showed — The Republican audience roared throughout the debate for the GOPe candidates.
It was only until Donald Trump confronted the stacked audience that they began to not appear so in the tank for the establishment candidates.
Donald Trump shushed Jeb Bush at GOP New Hampshire Debate.
Then he scolded the audience and Republican Party for its ticket policy.
Trump claimed the GOP only gives tickets to certain campaigns and GOP donors. The crowd didn’t like that either.
It looks like the GOP establishment has already stacked the audience on Saturday night against Trump and Cruz.
[…] Republican National Committee decided not to go with a lottery system. “If we had not had it at the Peace Center we probably would have had more people come, but the Peace Center is the venue that CBS chose,” said Chad Groover, chairman of the Greenville County Republican party.
Groover said supporters who work hard for the party will be rewarded tickets. People selected will fill the 1,900 seats that have been made available for the event, according to Groover. Groover said the Republican National Committee gives a lot of tickets to supporters. He said more are then allocated for the state party to distribute among the county chairs. […] Groover said he gave tickets to supporters, including elected officials, who work hard for the party.
Conservative Treehouse added:
As typical for the cocktail class, “work hard for the party” translates to opening checkbooks and demanding influence.
The New Hampshire debate audience was Old School Republicans who cheered Jeb Bush and jeered the ‘next-in-line-jumper’ Marco Rubio. However, South Carolina has already shown their most preferential candidate in the North Charleston debate, where party insiders were majority Rubio supporters. Expect Greenville to be more like the latter than former.
Given the absolute need for young Rubio to regain his viable candidate footing, every possible lean and party indulgence will be apportioned to provide maximum benefit.
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