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What if the GOP isn't "Fair" to Donald Trump?

Jeff Hall

Posted on September 3, 2015 13:51

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Trump could probably get around any "loyalty oath" by saying the GOP wasn't treating him fairly. Will it?

It seems to me if Donald Trump wins lots and lots of primaries and is the obvious top candidate of the GOP, the GOP has no choice but to go along.  How could the GOP deny him the nomination if he's the top vote getter? 

So I don't think those who say the GOP will eventually dump Trump in favor of a more "establishment" candidate are right.  What if the Democratic establishment had engineered a way to dump Barack Obama because so many in the party favored Hillary Clinton?

Such a move would seem undemocratic in the extreme.  We are still a democracy, right?

I think Trump might actually win the nomination fair and square, and so the whole independent run idea might be moot.  But I'm surprised to hear he's expected to rule out a third-party run.  Right now, it seems like the GOP needs him more than he needs the GOP.  Trump is generating excitement that the other candidates are not.

If the GOP figures out a way to bounce Trump because he's not a member of "the club," the GOP will do itself much harm for years to come.  If Trump is ahead in the polls and gets pushed aside by the GOP, why shouldn't he run as an independent? 

But if Trump loses fair and square, then he should accept defeat.  To continue to run as a third-party candidate under this scenario will mean he will surely be blamed for years if the Republicans lose.  If he is treated unfairly by the GOP and runs as an independent, he might gain a lot of sympathy votes from disgusted Republicans. 

I suspect there are a lot of Democrats who quietly favor The Donald over Hillary Clinton.  I'm not sure why so many want to count him out when he continues to do so well and command so much attention.  Bernie Sanders is getting attention, too.  I think Trump vs. Sanders would make for a very interesting race.  Now that would be a real choice. 

 

Jeff Hall

Posted on September 3, 2015 13:51

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