Ramifications of a bust-out

This post is by Unknown from West Coast Stat Views (on Observational Epidemiology and more)

A “bust out” is a fraud tactic, commonly used in the organized crime world, wherein a business’ assets and lines of credit are exploited and exhausted to the point of insolvency.
from Wikipedia

I should probably start by admitting that I have only a general idea of what national and state party organizations do or how big a role they play, but it’s clear to even a casual observer that between the mafia-style takeover of the RNC and the total dysfunction we’re seeing in places like Michigan, lots of Republican candidates with the exception of Trump will not be able to count on the support from the party they would normally expect, particularly given the recent GOP money problems.

  Will that make a difference? I don’t know, but people who think about elections for a living should probably factor this into their thinking.
  Antonia Hitchens writing for the New Yorker:
“There have always been strong ties between the presumptive nominee and the R.N.C.,” Oscar Brock, (Read more…)