A Tag-Team Effort Needed To Topple Donald Trump In Debate

GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump’s three biggest threats tonight could come from a re-energized Jeb Bush, a surging Carly Fiorina out for blood after the New York billionaire’s “look at that face” put-down, and a combative New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie with little left to lose, political observers told the Herald.

But even that might not be enough to knock off the real estate and casino mogul, said one Republican strategist.

“I don’t think one of them can take out Donald Trump — it has to be a concerted tag-team effort,” said GOP operative Ford O’Connell. “He’s basically defied political gravity.”

As for Trump himself, O’Connell said he should focus on the two other candidates splitting the rest of the anti-establishment vote — Fiorina and neurosurgeon Ben Carson, who consistently comes in second in the polls.

“What Trump wants to do is consolidate the outsider vote,” said O’Connell, noting the trio of non-pols in the race regularly draw more than 50 percent of support in polls. “If he does that, he knows he can be one of the final two candidates, no matter what.”

Read more from Chris Cassidy at The Boston Herald

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