Republican Tweaking of the Rules Will Cause Chaos

@suziecat7 (3456)
Asheville, North Carolina
June 26, 2016 6:07pm CST
First let me say I am not fond of Trump in any way, shape or form. But the Republican National Committee's tentative plan to not only contest his nomination but to actually change the rule book to bring in another candidate is just plain folly. They should have done a better job defeating Trump in the first place. Now that it's too late, they want to drag him down. I think this is crazy for a lot of reasons. The absolute chaos it will cause will be deafening. Trump supporters will rightly go ballistic if this kind of sneaky manipulation comes to play. I don't like the man but he won the nomination fair and square (I think - the media crowned him king putting other republican contenders at a disadvantage - so maybe that wasn't fair). Still, he's got the delegates and playing musical political chairs will not be good for America. It will be an interesting summer for sure. I'll be watching. Here's the story -
Anti-Trump delegates lack an alternative candidate but are likely to press for a vote on a rules change and to create a stir on the convention floor.
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@Susan2015 (18038)
• United States
26 Jun 16
Will be glad when the whole thing is over with. It takes too long.
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@suziecat7 (3456)
• Asheville, North Carolina
27 Jun 16
It does take way too long and cost too much money.
@Genipher (4824)
• United States
26 Jun 16
I can't believe we have 5 more months of this crapola...and then another month or two listening to everyone whine about who's won. Can we just vote now and be done with it? I think everyone is pretty set on who they want to vote for. The next few months aren't going to change anything.
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@suziecat7 (3456)
• Asheville, North Carolina
26 Jun 16
I agree - but I think there will more than enough hoopla in these months to come.
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@Genipher (4824)
• United States
26 Jun 16
@suziecat7 I need some sand to bury my head in...I just can't take it anymore!
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@suziecat7 (3456)
• Asheville, North Carolina
26 Jun 16
@Genipher I know that's right :))
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• United States
27 Jun 16
I totally agree with you. I'm not crazy about Trump either but I'm even less crazy about the alternatives. I do think Trump is the only one with a chance at beating Clinton. If the Republicans want to lose the election to her, they will if they dump Trump.
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@suziecat7 (3456)
• Asheville, North Carolina
27 Jun 16
I agree that dumping Trump will bode well for Clinton.
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@amadeo (43959)
• United States
26 Jun 16
yes,be glad that this is over and get on with life
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@suziecat7 (3456)
• Asheville, North Carolina
27 Jun 16
Me too.
• Otis Orchards, Washington
27 Jun 16
I agree the rules should not be changed. If the media crowned him king it was only because they figured whoever won the Democratic nomination could beat him over the others. The media is 99% Democrats. I like this: The joke is over, now where's the real candidates.
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@suziecat7 (3456)
• Asheville, North Carolina
27 Jun 16
It certainly is a sorry election year. I'm still looking for the real candidates too.
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• Otis Orchards, Washington
27 Jun 16
@suziecat7 What a sorry state of affairs.
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• Preston, England
29 Jun 16
@suziecat7 the Republicans openly showing they have no faith in Trump plays right into Hillary's hands
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@suziecat7 (3456)
• Asheville, North Carolina
29 Jun 16
This is so true. They are cutting their own throats.
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• Midland, Michigan
27 Jun 16
If they found someone worthy of replacing him now, it's weird that they didn't find him earlier so he could be in the race from the start. I've no idea whether there will be an uproar or not, but this is something they've talked about now for a few months.
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@suziecat7 (3456)
• Asheville, North Carolina
27 Jun 16
Of course there will be an uproar. Trump supporters are diehards. Eliminating him earlier would have been more sensible.
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@blitzfrick (2996)
• United States
27 Jun 16
I'm wondering if the Sanders camp will try the same thing in the Democratic convention. Apparently it's time to rock the boat!
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@suziecat7 (3456)
• Asheville, North Carolina
27 Jun 16
I like boat-rocking and think it's needed. On the other hand, we can't turn the election process into a fiasco either. It will be interesting.
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@bagarad (7720)
• Paso Robles, California
18 Jul 16
I think it's too late now to replace Trump. The convention starts tomorrow and he's still the candidate. I think it's only a few die-hards that are still trying to derail him. Some of them are just sore losers because they didn't get close to being nominated. I just hope Cleveland doesn't explode into riots. Anarchists definitely don't want Trump because they know he won't put up with anarchy. Trump wasn't my first choice, but I will support him because I believe he's the only candidate that will deal with national security. With Turkey exploding, it will be much harder to vet refugees.