My stomach is in knots with this post. The last thing I wanted is to be brash opposing one candidate, especially someone running as a Republican. And I am very uneasy about the RNC opening the convention and voiding the primary votes—a stab in the aorta of the will of the people and what democracy should be about. But if it happens, those who open the convention will be worthy of clemency this one time. It is a far greater good preventing a neo-fascist from rising to power. Donald Trump is a threat to free speech and the right to petition and assemble—both inalienable rights guaranteed us in the First Amendment of our Constitution, he encourages violence and hateful behavior as he does not want anyone at his rallies who demonstrate opposition to him and his ways, and nothing but demagoguery comes out of his mouth.
The first step is Senator Rubio must win in Florida, which looks unlikely, and Governor Kasich must win in Ohio—so far so good in the Buckeye State. If Trump sweeps the board, he is on his way to 1,237 delegates and then punitive action will be required among the RNC to open the convention, which will void the votes and turn the nomination process over to the delegates. If no candidate has 1,237 delegates, it won’t hurt as much as after no decision on a first ballot, it is standard operating procedures as the voters failed to draw a majority consensus. But Trump is the new fuhrer and must be stopped no matter what.
It is important for Ted Cruz to win some primaries going forward and not drop out. If there is one alternative from the campaign still standing, he has an advantage. If all drop out and concede to Trump, an open convention could become brokered, bringing in a new set of delegates, and resulting in an establishment candidate who did not declare in the summer of 2015 resulting in a throwback to the days when power brokers and delegates determined our parties’ candidates. Not that an establishment Republican would be a bad thing, but there are so few left due to the rise of the Tea Party and their failures in Washington over the past two decades. With Marco not making the grade, Ted Cruz is our last real hope and as much as I lament for Marco, I will change my endorsement after Super Tuesday 3 if Marco cannot win Florida. It may not be such a bad thing mathematically. Trump has yet to win a primary with 50% or more of the vote and this may be one last ditch effort to mobilize the anti-Trump forces around one candidate. In defense of Cruz, the pundits are wrong to say the difference between Trump and Cruz is the difference of being shot or poisoned. Cruz is a Constitutionalist and nobody’s First Amendment rights are in jeopardy in a Cruz administration. The question becomes can Cruz defeat Hillary Clinton? I think Rubio would be stronger against Clinton. I wish Marco and his family well, but this is not his year.
WE THE PEOPLE need to stop Trump and save our republic before it is too late!