Let us assume Donald Trump does well in the primaries, gains momentum afterwards and none of his rivals does better. Who can stop him?
The Republican Establishment can. No Establishment likes mob rule.
But what is it? Whatever it is, it is safe to say it consists of oligarchs.
Now it becomes complicated. There may be a battle between those oligarchs who are for Trump and those against.
At least one (former) oligarch is his friend. He is Canadian.
Alexander Panetta of the Canadian Press filed a report on December 15. This is an excerpt:
“Donald Trump hasn’t received too many ringing endorsements from famous conservative elites – but he’s just received praise from one Canadians know well. Conrad Black has penned a piece titled, ‘Trump Is the Good Guy,’ for the conservative National Review. It apparently delighted his old pal, who’s currently leading national polls for the Republican nomination. ‘What an honor to read your piece,’ Trump tweeted to the Canadian-born former media baron. ‘As one of the truly great intellects & my friend, I won’t forget!!’
The oligarchs are unlikely to form a united front against him. Where do the Koch brothers stand? [No relation.] Maybe one is for, the other against.
Obviously, in the end we will have to rely on the common sense of the majority of non-oligarchical American voters.