Juleanna Glover: “I think he’s [Donald Trump] going to be very tough to take down. When Stuart [Stevens] says that we’re going to need a chorus behind us, that’s absolutely true. I also think to take him down we’re going to have to have more and more of Congress speak out about him…. That in mind, though, I don’t expect him to go anywhere anytime soon. So, he’s going to be around for an extended period of time, and I actually don’t think anybody is going to be leaving anytime soon—March 1st, March 15, sometime after that. So, interestingly, Kasich today said that he was turning to focus on Michigan, which is March 8th. Kasich, let’s say, the expectation is that he could do very well tomorrow. If he comes out with a good head of steam but he doesn’t really have an operation in South Carolina—right now he’s polling 3, 4 percent. Say he skips South Carolina, skips Nevada, goes to Michigan, decides to make that his stand there, assumes he can do kind of well in the northeastern states that are also on March 1st, but he’s got a long ballgame to get to the blue states. I think a lot of other candidates are going to have a long ballgame too.”
[Re: New Hampshire] “I don’t think it implicitly matters this time as much as it used to. I also think there a lot of people that are focusing on what happens on Saturday night again. Obviously debates have been pivotal in this race. All the money that’s been spent, all the ads that have gone out, have not really moved numbers, but the debates have moved numbers. On Saturday night we’ll have another debate in Greenville; tiny amount of time to wait for that. I don’t think anybody’s getting out of the race before that.
“I think this is exactly how it’s going to play out. With Trumpism not really an existential threat to the Republican party right now, one thing happened—we all owe Cruz a tremendous debt of gratitude for this—is Trump is no longer going to consume the Republican party. That’s the current expectation. So, now we’re engaged in debate as to who is going to be able to beat an imminently-beatable Hillary Clinton. She’s going to likely lose tomorrow. She’s going to have a very hard slog. Donna Brazile saying it could take until May; jaws drop. Assume they don’t have a nominee until May, what’s the rush to have ours sort of weened out. Every single time these governors go up on the stage and debate, they do better and better. The governors, I think, fundamentally believe that the more they debate, the more likely it is that the foibles and inherent weaknesses of the other candidates become much more apparent. So, their incentive to go anywhere is virtually nill. As long as they have funding, and in Katich’s case, I wouldn’t be surprised to see Cruz, Kasich’s and Bush’s fundraisers get together to make sure that Christie had enough money in the bank to keep going for quite a while.”