Donald Trump Proves He Is Not A Long-Term Thinker
I have never been a delegate to a national convention, or worked as a staffer in a presidential campaign. I have, however, followed politics for decades. I read a great deal and probably amass more (useless?) information then I will ever need. Which is more than one can say for Donald Trump.
The news this weekend on so many fronts concerning the Republican’s self-created and self-generated political nightmare is simply hard to image actually happening. Yet it all is playing out to an American electorate that is simply stunned. Every day there is another reason to understand why the GOP will implode at the ballot box this fall. I wonder if the right-wingers understand what they did to their party over the past seven years as they ramped up the anti-Obama fever in order to score midterm election victories.
Apart from the misogynist rants from Trump these past days came the following nugget reported in The Hill.
Trump has blasted media reports that Ted Cruz will pick up extra delegates in Louisiana weeks after that state’s primary. The billionaire tweeted “Welcome to the Republican Party. What’s going on in the Republican Party is a disgrace.”
Simply not true.
Let it be known this liberal blogger only stands with the GOP when they are correct. And when it comes to the delegate selection process they are not out of line.
There is no one to blame other than the orange-skinned wing-nut for not knowing the rules of the road when it comes to allocating delegates or making sure a candidate has clear-cut allies when the final list of convention delegates are made. Cruz did his homework as did his staff and now are playing by the rules everyone else had the same access to from the start of this process.
Had Trump not been so wrapped up in Megyn Kelly’s supposed menstrual cycles he might have known some of the ways he is about to be tortured at the national convention.
Cruz has the skills and the team to cherry pick delegates and make the second ballot at the convention—should it get to that point–the night Trump’s hair turns white.