Update: Hanging Chad Horror! Ted Cruz lip visitor. First on upper lip. Then leaps to lower lip. Ugh! What was that? Mama!!! We’re scared!!!
In 2008, we were younger and foolish then, the Democratic Party Rules Committee engineered a rules coup against the winner of the most votes in order to steal the election and nominate Barack Obama. Now the Republicans try the same trick. Unlike Hillary Clinton, Donald J. Trump will not cower in this fight.
Donald J. Trump will be under establishment attack tonight at the debate in Detroit. The only allies Trump has are voters.
The Michigan Republican Party Chair is Mitt Romney’s niece. Party Chairwoman Ronna Romney McDaniel distributed the audience tickets for tonight so the house will be papered with Trump haters. The Fox moderators will be well known Trump haters. The other candidates on the stage will do anything to destroy Trump. Big Media will attack Trump. The viewers of the debate will be the Trump supporters who continue to vote him victory.
Today Uncle Mitt Romney, laid out his plan for a convention coup:
Mitt Romney declared it a time for choosing but could not bring himself to choose. [snip]
In failing to back a single Trump alternative, Romney essentially called for a Republican civil war to wage through this summer, a retrenchment for an irreparably divided GOP in hopes of outmaneuvering Trump at a contested convention where party elites still control some levers of power. (Also, by not picking a single anti-Trump standard-bearer, Romney, who briefly considered running for president again in 2016, left slightly more open the door that might allow a contested convention to select him.)
Can this Republic be saved when such corruption rules? Republicans will decide that question. Romney chose to bypass the electorate. Hillary Clinton better be prepared for her own palace coup at the Dem convention when once again she will be schlonged by Obama.
The Republican establishment, the political establishment, says “screw the voters, We Rule, not the people.” The GOP establishment is in full panic.
Tonight at 9:00 p.m. ET, Donald J. Trump will be goaded and mocked in an attempt to get Trump unhinged and somehow get Trump to destroy himself. Trump’s wife Melania however has told Trump to “be presidential”. It’s good advice. That good advice in the voice of his lovely wife is one Trump should constantly repeat to himself as he endures the barbs orchestrated to get the only person that can destroy Trump to do the job. Trump is the only person who can destroy Trump. It’s too late for the losers who have failed and failed again.
Rubio cannot get the nomination unless he gets 2/3rds of all the delegates in the remaining primaries. That’s not going to happen. Ted Cruz is still a means to an end. Once Trump is removed, Cruz will be butchered, but as we wrote long ago, there is nothing dumber than a Cruz supporter. Kasich? The Lehman Brothers director will never be the nominee, not with his zero win record and the same bleak future results.
As in the last GOP debate, Mitt Romney tried to prep the battlefield for tonight’s debate. Last time it was the McCarthyite/Reid innuendo about Trump. Today it is the ‘your choice doesn’t matter, I choose a convention coup’ speech.
Donald Trump is walking briskly on a hill occasionally sipping from a bubbling brook – that’s his easy path to victory. The Romney/Ryan/Rubio/Cruz/Kasich losers are climbing up a massive mountain which grows steeper with every step – that’s their hard reality that leads to defeat.
Tonight Donald Trump will be both Bruce Banner and his alter-ego The Hulk. Trump’s opponents? Puny losers.