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Tue Mar 15, 2016, 10:44 AM

The last time an outsider like Donald Trump crashed the GOP? Wendell Willkie in 1940

Donald Trumpís challenge to the GOP establishment now seems on course to succeed.

As Republicans (and many others) consider what turning the partyís presidential nomination over to a real outsider will likely mean, itís worth looking back at the last time that happened.

Some will say that it was in 1952, when General Dwight D. Eisenhower defeated Ohio Senator Robert Taft for the nomination at a tense GOP convention.

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I would argue that to find the last time a genuinely anti-establishment outsider won the GOP nomination one needs to look back even further, to 1940, when Wendell Willkie surprised politicians and pundits alike by doing just that.

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The Velveteen Ocelot Mar 2016 #1
trotsky Mar 2016 #2

Response to LuckyTheDog (Original post)

Tue Mar 15, 2016, 10:50 AM

1. Except that Wendell Willke wasn't an ugly orange demagogue.

The GOP really has a mess on its hands this time.

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Tue Mar 15, 2016, 11:53 AM

2. Interesting story, I never learned that much about Willkie.

Thanks for posting.

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