Yeah, we’ve all heard it.
In popular culture, we’ve seen it in the movies or on television, or we’ve read it in books or even in magazine headlines at the checkout stand. Some of us have even been on one side or another of that question ourselves in real life! And the answer — if the adoring assembled don’t immediately yell “Surprise! Happy Birthday!”– usually is, “Yes [yournamehere] it is. We care about you and we’re worried.”
Who to include is always a challenge. You want to bring close friends and family members who will model good behavior as you work through the challenge of getting the object of the intervention to recognize, acknowledge, and agree to face the issues. Not everybody who participates needs to be always-sober, or currently drug-free, or completely free of anger issues (depending upon the reason for the intervention). But you need some stalwarts who can help steer the ship.
Key Republicans close to Donald Trump’s orbit are plotting an intervention with the candidate after a disastrous 48 hours led some influential voices in the party to question whether Trump can stay at the top of the Republican ticket without catastrophic consequences for his campaign and the GOP at large.
“Influential voices” you say? So who has RNC chair Reince Priebus corralled into being a part of this admittedly very challenging assignment? What upright, steady, forthright citizens among party elders does the RNC chair want to have next to him when he faces Donald Trump about his “issues?”
Republican National Committee head Reince Priebus, former Republican New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich are among the Trump endorsers hoping to talk the real estate mogul into a dramatic reset of his campaign in the coming days, sources tell NBC News.
Because when I think of without-ego, selfless, steady-headed public servants, these two guys spring to mind.
Good luck, Reince: you’ll be lucky to come out of that room alive.