Two weeks after July 4th, the Republican Convention will be held in Cleveland, Ohio. So far, it looks like most of the Republican candidates including the governor of Ohio, John Kasich, won’t show up. Expect Chris Christie, though. Aside from selling his soul to Donald Trump, he’s on the short short list of VP candidates. I’m also pretty sure Ben Carson has nothing better to do.
If you think I’m cynical, you’re right. Today, Sarah Palin tried to work my last good nerve with the unity argument. This focuses on the grim choice of Hillary Clinton creating hell on earth (I guess like Obama did) and even though Donald Trump is terrible in your opinion, you have no choice but to vote for him.
I find this reasoning to be equivalent to choosing Adolf Hitler over Satan himself. One represents evil, the other is the embodiment of evil. Leaving that aside for the moment, the other problem is that such unity arguments were given no quarter by Trump supporters. Donald Trump was able to call other Republicans mentally disturbed like pedophiles, liars, lacking in personal hygiene, lacking stamina, ugly and possibly having insufficient genitalia.
Donald Trump has 20 days for a come to Lincoln moment where he apologizes for instigating every single war of words in the GOP campaign and promises to uphold the Republican platform, not the world according to Trump. Otherwise, he’s running a third party campaign in the evacuated husk of the Republican Party. I sure as hell won’t vote for the guy who kills the Republican Party. Even if he does win on the let Trump be Trump platform, he’ll face a Democratic Congress and enough abused Republicans for a veto override majority, effectively neutering the president.
Things are going in the wrong direction for the campaign and every day it doesn’t turn around makes it that much less possible that he could win.