If you can’t vote for Trump, stay home. And how Trump can win over the NEVER Trump folks.
Before I get into my own rant regarding the title to my post I ran across the following at Noisy Room. Actually, the writer makes good sense.
To that in a minute.
For me, I sincerely believe the #NEVER TRUMP folks have been a bit hasty, presumptuous, and unnecessarily judgemental towards Trump during the primaries and even now that he is the Republican nominee. When Cruz began his campaign I had several dialogues with other conservatives regarding Cruz’s eligibility issue. I defended him aggressively basically using the same points in my defense of Trump. In a nut-shell I wanted and still do someone, anyone who will step forward: stop the flow of illegal aliens and the integration of Muslims from hostile nations, and appoint conservative Supreme Court justices. Accomplishing those things will go along way to preserving the Republic. I didn’t care if Cruz was/is a natural born citizen, as long as he did those things. (I know we have a Constitution, etc. and all the other noble and just reasons to abide by what’s in there) Now that Trump is the nominee, I don’t care how arrogant or crass he is. I don’t care how he combs his hair. Do the things I mentioned and I’ll worry about the rest later. Without those getting accomplished there won’t be a Republic or conservatism to be concerned about anyway.
Now, here’s what the good folks at Noisy Room had to say …
Two urgent tasks loom for patriots. Stop communist Hillary Clinton (or the more likely and equally dangerous Joe Biden/Elizabeth Warren ticket) and save the US Constitution. How can #NeverTrump help achieve those goals.
First we must stand strong and support each other in our support for the Constitution, and our opposition to Donald Trump’s candidacy.
If we cave now, we give up the one thing we still have left – LEVERAGE.
Donald Trump needs to know that at least 20% of the GOP base is militantly opposed to his candidacy. He needs to know that a big chunk of his potential vote is going to write-in Ted Cruz, vote Libertarian, stay home or work on saving the GOP Senate majority which many of us fear Mr. Trump will destroy. He needs to fear in his bones that if we stand firm it will likely cost him the Presidency.
If Donald Trump knows one thing – it’s making deals. If we all pile in behind Trump now, he doesn’t have to give us a damn thing. We’ve surrendered our leverage. He can take us for granted.
If we hold strong and Election Day is getting closer and the polls are tight, he will make an offer… or several offers.
So far, Trump has shown he knows he needs us. He gave us a very good slate of possible Supreme Court nominees. Full credit for that Mr. Trump. That was a good first step.
The problem Mr. Trump has, especially with Ted Cruz supporters, is CREDIBILITY. We like some of what he says. We just just don’t believe for a moment he’ll do the good stuff, (like seal the borders) and we are terrified he’ll do heaps of dumb, even dangerous stuff.
So, the next step Mr. Trump, is to name your VP pick ASAP and make sure he or she has waaaaaay better conservative credentials than you have. A Supreme Court nominee list can be thrown in the trash can; a good VP pick is much more confidence inspiring.
Then you’d be smart to name your Cabinet and campaign across this country as a team. This would make the MSM totally meltdown. Imagine the enthusiasm you could generate Mr. Trump.
Here we go. Barely one day has passed since Donald Trump won (key word) the Republican nomination for the 2016 presidential election. Donal Trump fairly and squarely beat out 16 other candidates. Some were excellent candidates, some not so much. Regardless, Trump won. I was reading over at Red State some of the most asinine reasoning to not vote for Trump in the general election and even more asinine reasoning to actually vote for Hillary Clinton.
Here’s the text of one person’s comment …