Is this the conservative third party candidate- or dark horse nominee at a deadlocked GOP convention?

Very few Americans have heard of Gen. James "Mad Dog" Mattis. But a small group of influential Republican donors and activists think he should be our next president- and might be the way to avoid the unthinkable dilemma of having to choose between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.

The idea of an unknown coming out of nowhere to become president isn't unheard of. James Garfield was drafted by the Republicans and actually defeated Winfield Scott Hancock in 1880. Although he lost to Franklin Roosevelt, few people knew businessman Wendell Wilkie before the Republicans nominated him in 1940. But true "drafts" are rare, and the odds would be long.

Still, in a crazy election year like this one, who knows- especially when the country is facing such a potentially unpopular choice, and the supply of viable options is so limited?

HT; Real Clear World


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