|Wackydoodle sez: I always knew it was for sale!|
Saturday, March 19, 2016
Caught flatfooted and unaware, the Republican Party elite may be stuck with the Donald as their candidate. They waited too long to de-rail Trump, because they seriously underestimated his public appeal. Right wing, white 'Merica is making the most of the opportunity to vent their anger by voting for the Donald in droves. Even a floor fight at the convention, something that has not happened since 1948, may not be enough to prevent Trump from claiming the nomination as he builds up an insurmountable lead in pledged delegates in the primaries. The fact is however, the RNC Rules Committee controls the convention and the rules its fifty-six members write will determine who is allowed to challenge the candidate with a plurality. Right now, some Rules Committee members say, it is unlikely a hand-picked alternative like Mitt Romney would be allowed to be a candidate of last resort at the convention. At its essence the Republican Party is facing an insurmountable dichotomy between its party line--the morality of the Calvinist work ethic--and the reality of economic and social decline of late-stage capitalism.