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2012 candidate Mitt Romney has taken aim at Donald Trump, calling him a “phony” and a “fraud” in a recent statement. As candidates prepare for another debate tonight on Fox News, many are wondering how Trump will handle the situation and if his responses can damage his position as the GOP frontrunner. Adam Goodman joined political strategist Joe Lestingi and host Patti Ann Brown on Fox News’ Strategy Room to weigh in.
“It’s really the Republican Party against the Republican base right now,” said Goodman of Romney’s remarks and the current state of the GOP. “They’re trying to gang up right now on Donald Trump to stop… what some are considering a movement.”
Goodman called Trump’s success in the completed primaries a “bullet train” as Americans begin to get uneasy about party rules.
“All of this may end up leading to dramatic changes in party rules where the parties themselves have to reflect on one of the greatest tenants of democracy: one person, one vote,” said Goodman.
As Republicans begin talking about a brokered GOP convention where a clear frontrunner might not become the party nominee.
“We’re in early March. We’re the better part of 7 months away from the grand show. If Trump and Hillary are the nominees there’s going to be a whole other kind of narrative in play,” said Goodman noting that a Trump v. Clinton contest would be unprecedented.
“Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump have forever changed the party system in this country, and I think that’s going to be a good thing.”
Watch the complete segment here: