Update: #NeverTrumpers Suffer Another Blow – Third Party Option Fizzles Out
Poor #NeverTrumpers – Their third party option is fizzling out.
Proud #NeverTrump leaders (Breitbart)
The third party effort by disgruntled insiders to defeat Republican nominee Donald Trump is fizzling out as a growing number of Republicans rally around Trump.
The Hill reported:
An effort by prominent conservatives to recruit a third party candidate to run against Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton is fizzling out.
A serious third party run would cost millions, and GOP donors have so far been reluctant to embrace a bid.
No major political star has stepped forward publicly so far to be a third-party candidate either, and possible recruits, such as Mitt Romney and Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.), have ruled out doing so.
Polls also indicate that Republicans around the country are coming around to Trump now he’s their presumptive nominee. A Public Policy Polling survey found Republicans are as unified around Trump as Democrats are around Clinton, with 72 percent or Republicans saying they are comfortable with him as their nominee.
Critics of Trump say the businessman’s fast-approaching victory in the primary contest — every other Republican candidate has now dropped out — also gives weight to arguments that those pushing a third-party effort are effectively ignoring GOP voters.
“I think it’s offensive to the people who have voted,” said former Romney fundraiser Lisa Spies. “They have chosen Donald Trump.
“That doesn’t mean we have to like him,” Spies added. “That doesn’t mean everybody in the party has to fall in behind him. But the voters have chosen a candidate and that means we have to respect that, period.”
While Romney and the Bush family have yet to back Trump, Speaker Paul Ryan’s (R-Wis.) actions on Thursday signaled the GOP is uniting around its candidate.
According to Public Policy Polling Republican voters are rallying around Trump. 72% of Republicans now support Donald Trump for president.