What Will The Republican Party Do About Donald Trump?
Folks often wonder why I love politics. Truth is I love the tension and creative minds that come to play when needing to contain or handle or respond to a political crisis. There is tonight one of the most damning, remarkable, and in-your-face October surprises that has ever greeted a presidential nominee.
And what we are seeing and hearing from news reports is not even half of what is taking place to bring some order to the chaos.
Yamiche Alcindor is a New York Times reporter and tonight tweeted this—Source tells me RNC officials are meeting in DC to discuss what options the party has going forward in case Trump isn’t nominee.
It comes as no surprise that I think Trump is the most vile nominee who has ever been offered to this nation as a presidential candidate. But my strongest of desires to see him publically bruised is not the main thing that has my system wired tonight.
Rather I am thinking of how the establishment Republicans who have long detested Trump can cut their loses now and try to save their party. Many are most culpable for not rebuking Trump from the moment John McCain was attacked in a most spiteful manner. But given the needs of those in politics to often walk and talk in a certain manner means many did not stand up and forthrightly address the problems Trump created.
Now there is a royal mess and it would seem the Paul Ryan and John Kasich types would prefer to get a little dirty now by working to remove Trump with Rule 9, which is allowed for by the RNC, then do nothing and be stained for the long-term with memories of Trump. There is a debacle coming this November for the GOP and that will happen with Trump as the official nominee or not. But if the GOP were to show spine now and replace Trump with another who will also face defeat it will then allow the party to start a new building phase. A severely needed new building phase. We have seen what happens when hard-right conservatives get what they want as a nominee!
As a politico I am waiting for the creative tension to bring forth the storm, the froth, the mess, and the future. By only going through the needed pain now does the GOP have a future.