Aug 15, 201603:12 PMBlaska's Bring It!
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Turn the nomination over to Pence?
How bad does the Republican Party want to beat Hillary Clinton? Not bad enough, apparently.
I wrote to party leadership urging a course correction (detailed here). Not one of those arrogant poobahs deigned to respond to an alternate delegate and faithful Republican. Which only enrages the Squire, so he escalates the issue to the Madison daily newspaper. That resulted in this Page 2 story: “Longtime Dane County conservative commentator gets off the Trump train (again).” (Heh, love the “again.”)
Wisconsin national committeeman Steve King can blow off hard-working party members but apparently not the daily press. The State Journal quotes King to say: “The people are going to get what they’re going to get,” King said. “They can’t point their finger at the establishment. The process worked. It is what it is.”
Now THERE is a ringing endorsement! “The people are going to get what they’re going to get”! Again, don’t blame Your Humble Squire for Hillary Clinton. We tried. (Recall and replace Trump as the Republican presidential nominee.)
The Trump train wreck has not escaped the attention of the Wall Street Journal, which editorialized today:
The polls show that Mr. Trump is on the path to losing a winnable race. He is now losing in every key battleground state, some like New Hampshire by double digits. The Midwest industrial states he claimed he would put into play — Wisconsin, Pennsylvania — have turned sharply toward Mrs. Clinton. ....
If they can’t get Mr. Trump to change his act by Labor Day, the GOP will have no choice but to write off the nominee as hopeless and focus on salvaging the Senate and House and other down-ballot races. As for Mr. Trump, he needs to stop blaming everyone else and decide if he wants to behave like someone who wants to be President — or turn the nomination over to Mike Pence.
This alt delegate was willing to give Trump a reset button at the convention but he knew better. The bad habits of a lifetime aren’t going to change overnight — or by Labor Day.
Like the late Mr. Sylville Smith, Donald Trump — encouraged by the morés of the time — brought his ruin down upon himself. Both are taking a lot of people down with them.
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