United we stand, divided we fall. Democrats are fractured; 20% of Bernie supporters say they’ll vote Trump, while another 45% say they won’t vote for Hillary. But there’s also 10% of Republicans who say they won’t vote for Trump. Even if half these people mean what they say that doesn’t give Trump the landslide he thinks he’s building.
Donald Trump apparently thinks he doesn’t have to extend an olive branch to Cruz supporters. He thinks he can win the general election without us. Ask John McCain, Mitt Romney, and Jeb Bush how that strategy worked out for them. Jeb thought he could win the nomination without the base, and McCain lost the unlosable race against the worst candidate in history, a socialist, racist Moslem who promised to rip America apart! And Mitt lost even after Obama was succeeding in his goals to weaken America and empower Islam.
While Trump is pulling a lot of Democrats over to the Republican side, losing the conservative vote could still cost him the election, and America her soul. Even those who came before him reached out through their VP picks of Palin and Ryan who were both stronger conservatives than the top of the ticket. But the liberal media savages all Republican candidates, especially the conservative ones, and no one gets to the election appearing to be the best choice.
Many Cruzers believe Ryan betrayed them by taking Boehner’s place, and Palin let them down by endorsing Trump. Many more conservatives have endorsed Trump over Cruz for the simple reason that Trump fights to win. While Ted was the best Reagan conservative in the field, he lacked the necessary skills to do battle. His weapon of choice was intellectualism and no general ever won a battle by convincing his enemy to join him through his intelligent argument.
I have done my best to convince these people who have said they are the most conservative, but who take sides with liberals by being so self-righteous that they would rather let evil rule if they can’t win the war, to take a stand. But Donald Trump is doing himself no favors if he doesn’t reach out to them. He took the primaries by storm because he is a celebrity who sucked all the oxygen out of the room for the moderates that were in the field. But he also sucked support from Ted because the young conservative didn’t have the skill or talent to overcome him.
Trump says he is a deal maker, but is he a leader? If Trump doesn’t reach out specifically to Cruz supporters, as has been made evident in his list of SCOTUS picks that didn’t include the brilliant Constitutional conservative, he may as well hang it up now. Trump will end up going the way of Romney and America will end up going the way of the Dodo.
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