Last night, during Special Report’s first segment of the All Star Panel, Bret Baier spoke to the complexities of the delegate selection process. While some states’ rules are complex, most are exceptionally straightforward.

Moe Lane’s post explain the true complexities of West Virginia’s delegate election system. With few exceptions, though, the delegate election process is pretty straightforward. To people who’ve participated in the process, in fact, it’s pretty routine. Honestly, it doesn’t require years of study to figure it out.

What’s upsetting to me is the dishonesty Trump is using in portraying the system as being run by DC insiders and Wall Street fat cats. Recently, he’s hinted that that’s who runs the delegate selection process. It’s time to tell that filthy liar to either tell the truth or to shut up. He’s even had the audacity to ask people how that’s worked out for them.

The truth is that Donald Trump has been part of the problem for a very long time. During the first GOP presidential debate, Trump bragged that he’d bought politicians with campaign contributions so that they’d do whatever he told them to do:

In 2006, Donald Trump contributed to the DCCC and the DSCC. In 2010, thanks in part to Trump’s campaign contributions, Democrats that Trump supported passed universal health care. Prior to his becoming a candidate for the GOP presidential nomination, Trump enthusiastically supported universal health care.

To the people who got kicked off the policies that they were satisfied with but weren’t allowed to keep, how’s that working out? The next time you hear Donald Trump, think of how much better your life would be if he hadn’t contributed to Democrats.

Donald Trump isn’t part of the solution. He’s been part of the problem for 20+ years. For him to now put himself forward as the solution to Washington cronyism is beyond laughable. I can’t wait until after the California primary. If Trump hasn’t secured the nomination, expect the super PACs to hit Trump hard on this subject.

Further, Sen. Cruz’s campaign will hit Trump hard for his shifting views on abortion and transgender ‘rights’.

Finally, expect a bloodbath this November if Trump is the nominee. The #NeverTrump movement might not be as potent as the TEA Party was in 2009-10 but it’s still awfully potent. Voting for a northeast liberal who contributed to Democrats isn’t something that principled conservatives will do.

4 Responses to “Delegate selection complexities?”

  • eric z says:

    Donald Trump is the only hope you guys have of winning.

    Beyond that, you presume CNN would have a stupidity index sufficient to see them hiring Megyn Kelly. I’d believe that only if I saw it. Her best chance of a move would be Washington Times.

    FOX; on that you get agreement. The FOX approach is simplistic and attuned to the worse in dumb people. I just noticed it a bit earlier than you, Gary.

  • eric z says:

    Deep apology to Gary and readers. I intended the above remark to be a comment to the April 22 post, ” Fox News, Trump’s super PAC.” I just made a dumb mistake. Watching too much FOX I suppose; actually not so – just simple plain awful error. Sorry about that.

  • JerryE9 says:

    Still believe the Powerline cartoon says it best. “Colorado 1912: Colorado adopts the caucus system to screw Trump out of delegates.”

  • eric z says:


    What complexities?

    The situation’s been simplified via Indiana voting, early May.

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