Tag: convention

My Prayer for Republicans

Things have not been going very well for Donald Trump ever since he became the presumptive nominee. Starting with his railings against the “Mexican” judge in the civil suit regarding his so-called Trump University, through the Star of David controversy, his berating of Republican senators who are skeptical of his nomination, and his plummeting poll numbers, it’s understandable why there is a growing movement to stop the Republican party from committing suicide at the convention next week. You would think… Read more »

Should Convention Delegates Be Unbound?

The Republican party is getting anxiety attacks from the latest move to deny Donald Trump the nomination at the convention. There is an organized effort to release the delegates at the convention from the restriction that they must vote for whoever won the primary or convention in the individual states. Is this anarchy? Is it a threat to the voice of the people? While not an exact comparison, let me offer a history lesson today. We are so used to… Read more »

The Presidential Contest: An Update

Do you know how tiring it is to write about Donald Trump all the time? I mean, how often can one repeat the same things with respect to his character, policies, and complete unfitness for the office of president? So, in case you were wondering if I can think about anyone else on the political scene, here’s a reminder that I can be an equal-opportunity critic. Take John Kasich, for instance. He used to be a solid conservative, or at… Read more »

Republican Primaries Going Forward

Ted Cruz’s victory in Wisconsin last night was by 13% over Donald Trump, a gap no poll predicted would be so wide. Cruz has a tendency to outperform the polls, and it showed again in this primary. John Kasich was an also-ran—again. Cruz won 36 of the state’s 42 delegates. This was a state that many had called “perfect” for Trump. That was a premature call. Over the past couple of weeks, Cruz has won Utah with 69% of the… Read more »