Members of the GOP establishment are currently in panic mode as Donald Trump continues to dominate the presidential race. The Republican elite knows they will never be able to control The Donald, so they have reportedly hatched a desperate plan to keep him out of the White House.
According to The Political Insider, a group of Republican donors and insiders are trying to convince former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to enter the race. At the moment, they want her to run as an independent, but that could change if the Republican convention in Cleveland ends up being hotly contested. News of this was leaked in a bombshell memo that explained the details.
“The reality of the matter is that we will have President Trump or President Clinton — if we don’t have President Rice,” read the memo, which was written by Joel Searby, a consultant with Florida-based GOP firm Data Targeting.
“We have been in touch with Dr. Rice through her chief of staff,” continued the plan, which is stamped “confidential.” “She is reluctant at this stage. We are asking for anyone wanting to assist to encourage her to run.”
Rice’s supporters believe she is the only person who polls well enough to be a contender in a three-way race between Hillary Clinton and Trump. Rice’s favorability is extremely high, at least 15% higher than her negatives in each battleground state. As a minority, she can also get votes from people who don’t typically vote Republican.
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