Don't Act Like Democrats....Follow the Constitution
I don't like Donald Trump. I did like Marco Rubio. My personal choice is Ted Cruz .... But my likes and dislikes, as to who will be our next President, have nothing to do with anything except my own studied opinion. An election of the leaders of our country, whether it be the U.S. Senate, House of Representatives or President, is a Constitutional matter. The rules and guidelines are set in the concrete of the Constitution. Whatever lesser details are involved, if not in the Constitution, are nevertheless written indelibly in our laws. The Party rules must also be followed. The rules of the game are set. They cannot be changed in the middle of the game to suit some faction within or without the process.
The 2016 Republican Party presidential primaries and caucuses are a series of electoral contests taking place within the 50 U.S. states, D.C. and U.S. territories. It occurs between February 1 and June 7. Its purpose is to select the 2,472 delegates who will attend and vote at the Republican National Convention. Their job is to select the Republican Party's nominee for President of the United States and approve the party platform. Wikipedia
If either Donald Trump or Ted Cruz have a simple majority (1237) of those delegates, going into the national Convention in Cleveland on July 18, he will be the Republican nominee, and should be. If either of those two has one less than 1237, a second vote will be required, by law, and all bets are off and all delegates are legally free to change their vote to any one else they may choose, including someone who was not even in the running. Now, if the powers that be try to work around the requirements of the Constitution and supporting laws, or Party rules, they deserve whatever punishment the law allows. If the Republican so called "establishment" and billionaire Democrats try to subvert the process and force their preferences upon the the Republican delegates, they may succeed, but the Trump/Cruz majorities will revolt and Hillary or Bernie Sanders will be our next President. The result of such a conflagration at the Republican Convention would leave the Party in shambles. The result of either Hillary or Bernie becoming President would finish off our Republic, and Democracy as well, and we would become a Socialistic Dictatorship.
However obnoxious Trump may be, it would be beyond misguided for the behind the scenes puppeteers, the pseudo "Deep State" to force its will upon the American people. The destructive force of that is far worse than anything Trump or Cruz could do, as President, or anything near as bad as what Obama has done or Hillary or Bernie would do. If Trump has the votes, the job is his. If Cruz has the votes, the job is his. If someone else, after the first ballot gets 1237 votes, the job is his or hers, but that's not going to happen. I may not be "for" the Republican nominee, but I will certainly vote "against" the Democrat by voting "for" the Republican and not give it to Hillary by voting for a third party candidate.
From what I read, the people who hate Trump and Cruz the most are the very people leading the parade for everything I stand against. When I see Trumps detractors, Move-On.org, George Soros, and the kind of people rioting against Trump, my dislike for him is neutralized. His unpresidential, haughtiness, boasting and what appears to be narcissism is less offensive than any of the Democrats' policies and most of his enemies' actions. I will stand with Cruz until the nominating process is complete. Then I will vote for anybody except a Democrat. They are too far gone down the muddy, pothole, bridge-out road to Socialism or worse .... Fascism.
Like Rumsfeld once said, "You go to war with the army you have, not with one you wish you had". That works in the November elections. If we must fight to preserve our Republic, our Constitution and Freedom, we must do so with the candidate we have, not one we wish we had. I wish Trump had more class, more honesty, less braggadocio , but he is what he is. We must each decide what is
more desirable, a Trump with a trunk of baggage or a Clinton with a train-load.
Here is Pat Buchanan's report on those ominous
powers behind the scenes which really do exist.