A week that included two more additions to the crowded 2024 Republican presidential primary field could prove to embolden the candidacy of former President Donald Trump, according to a political columnist.
Politico’s Jonathan Martin wrote in a Friday column that Republican lawmakers, donors, and strategists most eager to stop Trump are depending on a plan that’s “more fantasy than strategy.”
The columnist said those GOP power brokers have said that an early presidential nominee contender will become clear in the national polls and early state primaries, and lagging candidates then will be convinced to bow out and support the strongest alternative to the former president.
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