And yet, without a clear, top-tier establishment alternative to hitch their wagon to, many donors are left with a menu of less-than-ideal options, ranging from right-wing firebrands like Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, to B-team governors like Scott Walker of Wisconsin, or John Kasich of Ohio.
In fact, it’s gotten so bad, the operative said, that some donors have started looking back fondly on the good old days of 2012: “You know what a lot of them say to me? I think we need Mitt back.”
Yep, that’s the world of the GOP establishment: Cruz is a rightwing nutcase and Scott Walker is a “B-Team governor” – unlike Jersey Fats, whose actual accomplaishments in office pale in comparison.
And yes, they want one of the biggest losers in recent memory to lead them “out of the wilderness.”
Out to where? A permanent second-class placement at the Washington trough?