Political analyst Pat Caddell told host Stephen K. Bannon of Breitbart News Daily on SiriusXM that the Republican Party had been subjected to a “hostile takeover” — but by the voters, not by Donald Trump.
Caddell compared it to the populist candidacy of William Jennings Bryan, which remade the Democrat Party at the close of the 19th century.
“Donald Trump has done this takeover — you can call it a ‘hostile takeover,’ I’ve said it sort of tongue-in-cheek, but it is. And it’s not he that’s taken it over, the voters have.”
Caddell said voters in the Republican primary have “overturned what they do not like, for a new paradigm.” He credited Trump with doing an “amazing” job over the past few weeks of increasing his support “across all lines in the Republican Party.”
“He’s got lots of what I would call ‘personality problems’ right now with the general electorate,” Caddell conceded, but he argued Trump’s campaign was in tune with a wave of popular sentiment that would confound general-election analysis, much as it disrupted efforts to handicap the GOP primary.
“You tell me — who’d have thought the Republican race would end before the Democrat race?” he asked.
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