It should be increasingly clear to Republican delegates that their rendezvous in Cleveland is going to be a ritual mass suicide. In addition to losing the presidency, they will lose the Senate, endanger the House, and see catastrophe all the way down the ballot. But they can choose not to commit suicide.
The Republican delegates have the
power to reject the purported nominee.
Over the next two months we are all going to witness the Schadenfreudenfuhrer
beclown himself and retreat from all the values of the Republican
Party. At the same time, we will see a party fail to unite.
standard bearers will flee. Those who carry its ideas will distance
The white nationalists are already creeping in.
The protectionists will drive out those who support the free market.
The isolationists will finish collapsing the post World War II order
that Barack Obama likewise wishes to break apart. The evangelicals with
any sense of shame will flee.
Donald Trump is going to
fundamentally alter the party and still lose to Hillary Clinton. With
his loss will come recriminations. The party will cripple itself while
the Democrats themselves do very little — very little except win.
of this can be avoided. The delegates themselves can stop the madness
and halt the party’s suicide. They can do it by unbinding themselves.
The delegates have that power. (Continues)