And, not incidentally, he is probably the most electable of the bunch against Barack Obama.
Historically, “establishment” in this context also basically means “most formidable” and “most electable.”
Is he electable in the general [election], and how does he meet the commander in chief threshold?
I love and admire Sarah Palin,” one respondent said, “but I do not believe she is electable as president.
The calculation is to pick the most electable candidate that is closest to your political views.
Suddenly Republicans are wondering: is Mitt Romney really so electable after all?
If you think O'Donnell…[is] electable,” Hemingway wrote, “you're drinking Kool-Aid, not tea.
There are ways in which Romney is the least electable of the remaining plausible candidates.
Rick Perry kicks off his campaign tomorrow, but is he electable?
The candidate perceived as most moderate and electable, Mitt Romney, is at or near the top of the polls in Iowa.