I have already put up a number of posts that show that parts of the establishment are trying to rally support for Major General James "Mad Dog" Mattis as a presidential candidate, either as a third party candidate or the Republican candidate in a brokered convention.
Now the establishment Big Dog is getting behind the Mad Dog push with a soft article titled, Why Americans Want a Military General in the White House, that discusses the possibility of a Mad Dog run.
What is it about military leaders that has led so many voters to champion them for the Presidency? After all, it’s not like the nation has emerged victorious from its recent wars. But it actually may have more to do with the personal qualities Americans sense in their military leaders, rather than the battles they were ordered to fight.
Retired Marine general James “Mad Dog” Mattis, who hung up his uniform three years ago, has fervent supporters who want him to run for President.
Mattis—call sign “Chaos”—will be giving a talk Friday in Washington. If he takes questions, one of them is sure to be about the boomlet pushing him to seek the Oval Office. The 65-year-old—who retired from the corps after serving as chief of U.S. Central Command from 2010 to 2013—has no interest in the job, associates say. Mattis (who is also known as the “Warrior Monk” for his ascetic intellect) has remained mum on the topic.
His silence is atypical.-RW