Scott Adams, the creator of the popular Dilbert cartoon series, predicts that the GOP will rig tonight’s primary in New Hampshire to favor establishment favorite Marco Rubio.
In a blog posting, Adams argues that there is too much at stake for the “fixers” to not do anything to counter the juggernaut of Donald Trump’s campaign.
“They have a big decision to make about how far to go.” Adams writes.
“If they don’t fix the race, or they fix it only a little, Trump will win big and he might be unstoppable. You can’t have that if you are the establishment fixers.”
The satirist suggests that it would be strange to see a strong showing for Rubio following the debacle of the last GOP debate in which he performed extremely poorly and garnered much negative press for repeating stock talking points.
“There is no natural reason to expect Rubio (the establishment’s candidate) to have another “surprise” surge as he did in Iowa.” Adams notes.
“That would be too obvious. So the fixers (if such people exist) can either lose the White House or risk getting caught by making too large a fix.”
“Which way would they go?” Adams ponders.
He answers his own question, urging “they would go for the big fix and risk detection,” with the reasoning that “the people at the top are not the ones who will go to jail if the fix is detected.”
“Look for Rubio to have a surprisingly strong second-place showing in New Hampshire. And look for the most common explanations for that surprise to be his momentum from Iowa.” Adams predicts.
Adams, who coined the phrases ‘Induhvidual’ and ‘Confusopoly,’ states that he knows he is putting his credibility on the line.
“I assume that most of you think this is conspiracy talk and not to be taken seriously. Some of you will feel sorry for me as I squander the remaining crumbs of my credibility on this foolishness. But keep in mind that you said the same thing in September when I was predicting Trump’s rise.” he writes.
“Wherever you have large stakes, an opportunity for wrong-doing, and a small risk of getting caught, wrong-doing happens. That’s a universal law of human awfulness. When humans CAN cheat, they do. Or at least enough of them do.” Adams suggests, adding that it would be naive to believe the primaries are not open to corruption.
“If not, that would mean the primaries are the one thing in history that has escaped the universal law of human awfulness. And that seems a stretch.” he quips.
Adams’ comments dovetail with reports that Fox News has already published mock up results showing Rubio in second place with 15%, behind Trump at 28%.