Skip to comments.We had the chance, and we blew it.
Posted on 02/19/2016 9:43:05 PM PST by Washi
It's appearing obvious that Trump will win South Carolina, and logic would tend to indicate that that makes him the odds-on favorite to win the Republican nomination (baring any GOPe dirty tricks at the convention).
While I will gladly vote for Trump over Clinton or Sanders, I'm still disheartened.
Ever since the last day of Reagan's administration, America has been in need of conservative leadership.
GHW Bush's squishiness gave us Clinton.
GW Bush barely won election. I'm glad he was in office after 9/11 instead of Gore, but he loaded us up with tons of debt and a lot of government growth. He also gave us Obama.
McCain was a squish and got his ass handed to him in Obama's first term.
Romney was a squish and got his ass handed to him in Obama's second term. Even Obama was surprised he won that one after the destruction he wrought in his first term.
Now, our chance has come.
On the democrat side, we have a nasty, entitled, corrupt, untrustworthy, unlikable, old hag and a grungy, mooching, old, socialist running for office.
On the republican side, we have a solidly conservative, well spoken, highly informed candidate that isn't afraid to stand up to the GOPe and fight for conservative causes. It's what we ALL have been waiting for.
We've ALL thought that we could win the presidency and right the wrongs of the past few decades of creeping socialism if we would just put a true conservative up as our nominee in the general.
Well, this is our chance. But, we're about to piss it away.
I think I understand the appeal of Trump. People are pissed and Trump has tapped into that. But this is a time for thinking, not feeling. Trump is a demagogue. People want to be on "Team Trump" because he's loud, proud, and unapologetic. But, Trump is also practicing a scorched Earth campaign of character assassination against Cruz in order to win the nomination for himself, and his whipped up supporters are dog-piling on anyone who dares to point out the emperor's lack of clothes.
Two years from now, when we discover that all of the red flags and warnings being blared by Trump's past positions and statements really are an accurate representation of Trump, and we find that "campaign" Trump was just that, we will kick ourselves when we realize that we had our chance, perhaps our last, to nominate the true conservative we had all been waiting for, and we screwed it up.
Turning a blind eye to Trump's liberal leanings just because he says the things we want to hear, and helps us express our dissatisfaction with the status-quo, doesn't make his leanings any less liberal.
We've said that electing a conservative could set us back on the right track.
We have, right now, a chance that we won't have again for a very, very long time. A chance to prove we were right.
But we're about to blow it.
If this smuch wins the nomination, I will stay at home and enjoy a good book on election day. Many will say that I’m giving my vote to the democrats ... I see little difference between Trump and the democrats. So, I don’t give a crap what others think.
More than that? Not so much.
Think of H->! vs. Trump as a second ‘Rat Primary....
The problems with America cannot be solved by nuance and finesse. Things have been neglected for so long we need a hammer. Hulk smash. Mommy has been in charge for so long we all can’t wait for daddy to get home. Asses will sting.
It’s still early in the game.
Must Stop Rubio should be the game plan.
I’d almost vote for the mailmans son over the high speed Memorizer Bunny
Bottom of the first inning and we’re proclaiming defeat?
What happened to the America I grew up to defend?
Cruz hurt Cruz......his lack of integrity in handling the Carson ‘gossip’ in Iowa showed extremely poor judgment
Rather than be up front and verify....
He and his handlers chose the low road
Sad pyrrhic victory, indeed.
Cannot wait to see President Trump take office! A true-life verison of Hank Rearden, a businessman-citizen-President who will make America great again!
It is far from clear that Trump will win the nomination. Let the votes be cast before declaring winners.
Before Cruz can be considered as the nominee, he must show that he can beat Trump in the primary. If he can’t win in the GOP primaries, he doesn’t deserve to be the nominee.
Cruz and his campaign staff did nothing unethical, illegal or even immoral in Iowa and all of the contrived indignation to the contrary does not make it so.
The back and forth bickering definitely bothers me. What I really hoped for was a Trump/Cruz ticket, with Cruz gathering credibility in the VP position as the next heir apparent. Sadly that seems no longer possible.
If Trump wins, I don’t see how he can be worse than a Bush or Rubio. The GOP is chock full of traitorous snakes who say one thing and do the exact opposite in office. I’m in favor of taking a wrecking ball to the GOPe, and Trump seems like the man for the job. That’s not an endorsement, but I think it explains Trump’s popularity.
I don’t agree that we’ve blown it just yet.
I’m going to write Cruz in. I won’t hold my nose again.
Because all democrats want to build a wall, expel the illegals, ban all Muslim immigration and build up the military and kick ass with it.
I’m not going to be surprised no matter which way it goes tomorrow.
The silver lining is that we just may be rid of Jeb after tomorrow.
Cruz apologized at the first opportunity. Given the CNN report, almost anyone, myself included, would have concluded Carson was quitting. In the fog of war, I too would have told caucus goers to not waste their vote on Carson, but to vote for Cruz.
It is hardly “slimey” and Cruz didn’t “lie” about it. That Trump and Rubio have gotten away with making Cruz out to be a “liar” and nasty guy, is only because the mainstream press wants this meme to stain Cruz and take him out.
I obviously Stand With Ted, but I don’t think these observations are crazily biased. Just my opinion, though.
Don’t give up hope. The fat lady hasn’t sang yet.
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