As the possibility of Donald Trump winning the Republican party’s nomination becomes more probable by the day, a group of Republican donors have hired a firm to find another viable candidate to stop Trump in his tracks.
The Florida based company, Data Targeting, has since determined that former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is the only feasible solution.
“The reality of the the matter is that we will have President Trump or President [Hillary] Clinton—if we don’t have President Rice,” said Joel Searby, a consultant with Data Targeting in a memo.
During her political career, Rice was the first African American woman to be appointed national security adviser by President George W. Bush, as well as the first black woman to serve as U.S. Secretary of State.
Data Targeting’s research has concluded that as an independent candidate, Rice could secure at least 10-25 percent support from black and Hispanic voters.
The firm claims to have already contacted Rice and she’s reportedly “reluctant at this stage.”
According to memo, if the 61-year-old were to enter into the race, she would need to gather approximately 80,000 valid petition signatures in Texas by May 9 and over 90,000 signatures in North Carolina by June 9.
“This has grown more urgent and more important, we believe, as the prospect of a brokered convention is floated,” the memo reads. “It is this group’s belief that a brokered convention is a recipe for Hillary Clinton’s election and the death of the Republican Party.”
Beauties, do you think Condoleezza Rice would stand a chance of disrupting the presidential race if she were to run against Trump and Clinton?