In the first Republican presidential debate, Fox News's Bret Baier asked, "Is there anyone on stage -- and can I see hands - who is unwilling tonight to pledge your support to the eventual nominee of the Republican party, and to pledge to not run an independent campaign against that person?"
Only Donald Trump raised his hand to the sound of a booing audience. Baier followed up, to clarify Trump's position, noting "the experts say an independent run would almost certainly hand the race over the democrats and likely another Clinton."
Trump replied that he "fully" understood. "I cannot say I have to respect the person that if it's not me, the person that wins."
That Donald Trump was supported by 24 percent of Republican voters in the Washington Post/ABC News poll on presidential candidates isn’t the most worrisome number for the GOP. Even scarier is the devastating role that Trump would play as an independent or third party candidate.
Anthony Weiner, the husband of Hillary Clinton's closest aide, Huma Abedin, is suggesting that Bernie Sanders run as an independent. Sanders, of course, is currently challenging Clinton for the Democratic nomination in the 2016 presidential race.
The former Democratic vice presidential nominee in the 2000 election has not decided who he'll be voting for this time around. Lieberman made the admission in a C-Span appearance that broadcast earlier today: