Trump thinks if he has a plurality he should "sort of get" the GOP nomination

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    http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/presidential-races/272172-kasich-gop-race-going-to-convention

    Not to Godwin or anything, but, why? Why should 30-some percent of Republican voters get to decide the nominee, if that isn't the way their party rules work?
     
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    Trump is the will of 1/3rd of the Republican party.
     
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    and many others who want to see the GOP burn :D
     
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    It's even less than that. It's roughly 1/3 of Republicans who voted in the primaries.
     
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    Poor Donald. All that "highly educated" education and he has never figured out the difference between a constitutionally framed representative democracy and the evanescent rules of a political party.

    If he would hang out with the Republicans long enough to become a real working member of their party, he could help try to change the rules next time if he doesn't like how they work now.

    Instead he seems determined to push the Republicans in the direction of just blowing the party up via their possible running of a third party campaign (in the event he's nominated) to ensure his (and their) defeat.

    Another typical Drumpf Triumph, another venture launched with predictable yet unforeseen consequences.
     
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    True, although a choice not to vote as long as there are other candidates in the race is saying that you are good with any of the candidates including Trump.
     
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    Brokered Convention. Paul Ryan will be the nominee.
     
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    works for me :D
     
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    He's definitely not my favorite, but he's probably as good as Kasich who is the last sane one in the election.
     
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    Trump probably used the same logic to set the house odds at the casino he bankrupted.
     
  13. LizKat macrumors 68040

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    Yeah but I guess it will work out pretty well for Clnton too. Gotta love the occasional rumor that Trump's still really a Dem and is just doing this GOP campaign schtick for Hillary. That's real popcorn material and I would love to have seen how it ended (but only as a movie)/

    Well at least some karma may already have arrived for leaning so hard on machine politics to get her way, since Schultz has ended up being primaried for her seat in Congress.
     
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    Exactly. One-person rule: she was the decider. Hold few debates, most on weekend evenings when nobody's watching, roll-up the Superdelegates early, all to ensure Hillary would be the nominee...nothing is less democratic than the Democratic Party nominating process.

    After all that, Hillary is still struggling. DNC insiders are fretting that Trump will not be as easy to beat as the Hillary clique believes he will be and Bernie has shown no signs over going anywhere. In fact, he's sharpened his attacks on Hillary and some of his shots are hitting home. It's a great time for political junkies.
     
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    Which goes to show you that while some people can game the system somewhat, they can't control it outright.
     
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    To be honest I agree with Trump - depending of course how close to an absolute majority he gets.
     
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    Hillary wins = more of the same
    Trump wins = MAYBE some change.

    Trump getting the GOP nod will set ablaze the GOP, the conservative forums are getting pretty nasty with all the disagreement

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    But would that be positive change with Trump, from what I've seen he will either turn out to be more than the same or give us change similar to the change in Germany during the 1930's
     
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    like I stated in another forum, Trump is like a box of chocolates,no clue what you are getting, Hillary is like a loaded diaper :p
     
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    I feel badly for the ultra right. Failing to hold Obama to one term, failing to get a robot chief Justice so failing to have repealed the ACA by now, failing to shut down the government permanently, fail, fail, fail and now this?! Not even being able to trump a Clinton?!
     
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    they are reaping much of what they sow. I don't feel sorry for them.
     
  22. LizKat macrumors 68040

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    Yeah okay I take it back! :D
     
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    Because in a brokered convention, an even smaller number of people will potentially be deciding. Plus if they really do oust Trump, then they're taking the risk of him running as a third party candidate.

    Sure, the rules are the rules (sort of- because they can be changed at the convention), and he shouldn't be exempt, but not honoring the people's will is going to result in even more GOP voters angry at and frustrated with the party establishment.
     
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    Who says the change will be good? Hell he may be so inept he can't get a fart passed.
     
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    Trump will pivot left as soon as he gets the nomination.
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    Not only would Trump run third party, but the GOP would implode if they choose someone who didn't have the highest delegate count.

    Trying to screw over Trump is a sure way to elect Hillary if she stays out of jail.
     

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