Trouble ahead: conservatives gather against Trump.
Politico (and just about everyone) reports that the ultra-conservatives inside the GOP are meeting up this weekend (“in a secret location”) to gather a strategy against The Donald’s nomination. (article linked below)
The Republican establishment is just about out of candidates-and if the delegate math is tough for Donald Trump, it's…www.politico.com
As this may sound like the sane thing to do, in a campaign where there’s not much sanity to be found, it actually means trouble all round.
Trouble for the GOP
There’s a lot we could say about the man, and others are doing a fine (sic) job at that, but one thing cannot be ignored: he triggers a reaction from just about everyone. The numbers of first-time voters are mindboggling. He speaks a populist language that many hear loud and clear. There was a meme going around facebook last weekend that said ‘You guys call this an election, but it’s not. It’s an IQ quiz, and you’re not looking good, America.’
If the GOP leadership, or even a large enough group of them, joins forces to stop him from getting the nomination, there are a couple possibilities. They could push an alternative (Cruz, Rubio) forward as an independent, or they could have ‘their guy’ nominated altogether at the convention. Either way, it’ll do irreparable damage to the GOP. The Donald has a big following and no matter what they do, these people will feel betrayed.
Trouble for the Democratic Party
At the start of the month, CNN released a poll that stuck in my head until now. If Trump wins the nomination, then both Hillary and Bernie would beat him in November. (article linked below)
But Hillary Clinton, who is well ahead in the Democratic race for the presidency, would likely face a stronger…edition.cnn.com
Cruz or Rubio as GOP nominees are a whole different story. Hillary would have no chance, meaning Bernie would be needed, and imagine what that’d do to the Democratic Party’s troopers if he wouldn’t lead in the primaries, which is exactly what last night gave us.
In order to become the Republican party's 2012 presidential nominee, hopefuls need to win the support of a majority of…www.politico.com
Both parties have a rough patch ahead of them if this is going to go through this weekend. I’m following this very closely, as whoever comes out on top in November will influence my world and my life bigtime. Sure, I have a preference, but I’m also pragmatic. Sometimes politics means your favourite candidate loses, and that’s just fine.