Letter: GOP's lack of control drives fear of Trump

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Finally, someone is running for president who has no financial or political obligations to a major party.

Maybe the control issue is the most important thing about Republican candidate Donald Trump; it certainly is an issue for me.

The party that he plans to represent is publicly trying to find anybody else to run who can beat him. Of course that would be someone whom they can control. They should be very careful not to shoot themselves in the foot over Trump.

It should be interesting over the next few months. People already like Trump pretty well. He does talk a little rough, but it might be from working with banks to make money.






by Geoffrey Grider Now with Trump on the cusp of securing the nomination, the GOP is gearing up to bankroll a desperate effort to stop him with a brokered convention “Presidents are selected, not elected.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt I have made no secret of my preference to see Donald Trump become the Republican nominee for president. I have done that in the process of exercising my Constitutional rights guaranteed to me as an American citizen. Millions of other have also stated preferences for Trump, as they have also for Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio. We can debate, and fight and argue and all the other things that family do, but in the end it has to be we, the American people, who choose our next president. Anything less will be the catalyst for open revolution on the streets of every small town and big city from Oregon to Florida. GOP spending millions to stop Donald Trump’s surge:The fat cat elites in the Republican party have stated time and again that “Donald Trump will not be the nominee”. Addressing a luncheon of Republican governors and donors in Washington on Feb. 19, Karl Rove warned that Donald J. Trump’s increasingly likely nomination would be catastrophic, dooming the party in November. But Mr. Rove, the master strategist of George W. Bush’s campaigns, insisted it was not too late for them to stop Mr. Trump, according to three people present. At a meeting of Republican governors the next morning, Paul R. LePage of Maine called for action. Seated at a long boardroom table at the Willard Hotel, he erupted in frustration over the state of the 2016 race, saying Mr. Trump’s nomination would deeply wound the Republican Party. Mr. LePage urged the governors to draft an open letter “to the people,” disavowing Mr. Trump and his divisive brand of politics. Now with Trump on the cusp of securing the nomination, the GOP is gearing up to bankroll a desperate effort to stop him. The loosely-coordinated anti-Trump efforts are attempting to get off the ground, uncover potentially damning research, and deploy it on television and online all before March 15, the date on which Trump stands to make a break-out in winner-take-all contests if his momentum isn’t stalled. It’s a tall order, with campaign operatives seeking to condense months of planning and strategy into days.The Republican Party has, for the past 7 years, allowed the deficit to explode to nearly $20 trillion, passed Obamacare, and helped to pass the Iranian Nuclear Treaty. In the 2014 midterms, Republicans begged America that if they would vote to create Republican majorities in both Congress and Senate, there would be a “Republican Revolution” to overthrow Obama’s draconian and failed policies. The sad reality is here we are in 2016, and still waiting for that “revolution” to materialize. Donald Trump is the first real, organic excitement in the Republican Party since Ronald Reagan in 1980. The GOP should be thanking Donald Trump for bringing in millions of new people into the tent. But bizarrely, they seek to kill the goose laying the golden egg. So here is our warning to the GOP I certainly hope that Donald Trump will win the nomination and take it all the way to the White House, that’s my personal choice. But if Marco Rubio or Ted Cruz win the nomination I will support either of those nominees against Hillary Clinton as strongly as I can. I first voted as a Republican for Ronald Reagan in 1980, and have been a lifelong Republican and Conservative American. But if the GOP forces a brokered convention in CLEAR violation of the will of the American people, I will call for open revolution against the Republican Party and become an Independent. And I will take as many people with me as possible. Your move, GOP, choose wisely. The future of the Republican Party hangs in the balance. Game on.

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