“‘Republican megadonors and influencers — large and small — are going to have to do something they didn’t do in 2016: Get candidates they support to agree to withdraw if and when their paths to the nomination are effectively closed. That decision day should be no later than, say, Feb. 26, the Monday following the contests in Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada and South Carolina.’”
That line above came Monday from Republican Sen. Mitt Romney in a Wall Street Journal op-ed, as he took aim at what he described as “no-hope candidates” in his party’s presidential primary.
A crowded GOP field in 2016 helped former President Donald Trump become the party’s nominee, and it’s easy to imagine that happening again in 2024. Trump enjoys a big lead in polls, and the current field stands at a dozen relatively well-known contenders.