Tuesday on “CBS This Morning,” Wall Street Journal columnist and former speech writer for President Ronald Reagan Peggy Noonan said the growing discontent between Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump and the so-called establishment wing could “break” the party.
Noonan said, “You know, the Republican consultant class and the Republican party party decided nine and six and even three months ago this whole thing is going to go away and we don’t have to take it on, we don’t have to attack. When they finally realized, ‘Oh, my God, Trump and Trumpism are real, he could win,’ they suddenly thought they had to adopt his style and be tough and pugilistic. My sense is it doesn’t make anybody look better. I always thought Rubio and Cruz should be going at Trump having a conversation about policy rather than insulting each other. So I’m all for consultants beating themselves up but I’m not sure