Donald Trump looks like a loser, so Republican delegates are panicking and hatching a scheme to the presidential nomination away from him.
Dozens of Republican convention delegates are hatching a new plan to block Donald Trump at this summer’s party meetings, in what has become the most organized effort so far to stop the businessman from becoming the GOP nominee.
The delegates are angered by Trump’s recent comments on gun control, his racial attacks on a federal judge and his sinking poll numbers. They are convinced that Trump is an insufficiently conservative candidate and believe they will find enough like-minded Republicans within the next month to change party rules and allow delegates to vote for whomever they want, regardless of who won their state caucus or primary.
The new campaign is being run by the only people who can actually make changes to party rules, rather than by pundits and media figures who have been pining for a Trump alternative. Many involved in the delegate-driven movement supported Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas in the primary but say they have no specific candidate in mind and are not taking cues from any of Trump’s vanquished opponents.
If Trump were leading Hillary Clinton in the polls, the effort to take the nomination away from him would not exist. The biggest problem that Republicans are having with Trump is that he looks like a loser. The Republican delegates would not be saying a word if Donald Trump was beating Hillary Clinton.
The delegates don’t care about what Trump says or refuses to say about the issue. They shut their mouths and allowed Trump to roll to the Republican nomination when they thought that he could win in November. Much of what Trump has been saying on the campaign trail is virtually identical to what Republicans have been saying for years.
Don’t be fooled by their faux concern over Trump’s statements. The real problem that Republicans have with Donald Trump is that it looks like he is not going to win.