After watching Trump tank in the polls and after getting this news, it’s apparent that Trump is a disaster waiting to happen. When Hugh Hewitt, the most loyal GOP establishment talk show host on radio, said that Trump was a disaster waiting to happen, people noticed. (I’m surprised that Sean Hannity hasn’t ripped Hugh for not worshiping at The Donald’s altar but that’s another post for another time.)

NBC News is reporting that “Every single 2016 presidential TV ad currently airing in a battleground state is either from Hillary Clinton’s campaign or the Democratic outside groups supporting her. The opposition, by contrast, hasn’t spent a dime in these same battlegrounds, whether it’s Donald Trump’s campaign or Republican-leaning Super PACs.”

That’s just for starters. The NBC article continues, saying “So far in June, Clinton and the outside groups backing her have spent a total of $23.3 million on ads in the battleground states of Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Nevada New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio and Virginia, according to ad-spending data from SMG Delta. Republicans have spent $0 in these same eight states.”

Add to that the fact that Trump doesn’t have a GOTV operation. Add to that the fact that Trump insists on alienating major parts of the GOP base. (Think Second Amendment activists, amongst others.)

The lesson delegates should learn ASAP is that dumping Trump at the Convention isn’t a movement. It’s imperative. If Trump is the nominee, Republicans will lose North Carolina for the second time in 3 elections. They’ll lose Florida, Virginia and Ohio for the third straight time.

It’s indisputable that Hillary is a terrible candidate. It’s equally indisputable that she’s at least smart enough to put together a quality GOTV operation. At this point, any talk that Trump can win isn’t based in reality. It’s outright foolishness.

Trump isn’t self-financing like he’d promised. He’s opening up the electoral map but only in the sense that he’s turning red states like Utah and North Carolina momentarily purple. It’s time to stop this insanity. It’s time to officially Dump Trump.

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17 Responses to “Dumping Trump is imperative”

  • Patrick-M says:

    Dump Trump = Clinton win…. just saying.

  • Gary Gross says:

    Clinton is less terrible…just saying.

  • Crimson Trace says:

    Clinton is less terrible? Really?

  • Gary Gross says:

    Yes, really. Trump wants to demolish the Constitution. Hillary just wants her cut of the corruption.

  • eric z says:

    Gary, you are doing a glide and slide.

    Without an alternative are you saying run nobody?

    If somebody; WHO?

    Sure, you can punt on that question; but it would be an interesting thing if you and readers put together a wish list.

    My personal perspective is Ryan would really poison the well, but you guys think he’s legit. Any somebody?

  • eric z says:

    JEB!

  • eric z says:

    Gary, I believe you miswrote, “Trump wants to demolish the Constitution. Hillary just wants her cut of the corruption.”

    Second sentence should more precisely be, “The Clintons, two generations now at the trough, just want the family’s cut of the corruption.” It’s a collective, not a mere individual.

  • JerryE9 says:

    I understand the desire not to have Trump the nominee. What I simply cannot imagine is how that possibly helps the conservative cause or helps the country as a whole, because every possible alternative seems to make Hillary the President. Who could the RNC Convention possibly pick that could mount a campaign at that late date, get on the ballot, and unite the Party after “shafting” Trump through rule changes and shenanigans by an “establishment” that is already unpopular?

    My hope is still that Trump wins, finds the “best people” and does the right things. It isn’t that unlikely, but I cannot imagine Hillary doing the same.

  • Gary Gross says:

    At this point, Jerry, it isn’t about helping the conservative movement. It’s about protecting it so it can fight another day. This election is lost. Period.

    Trump doesn’t have a GOTV operation. He can’t raise money. He’s already trailing Hillary by outside the margin of error & he’s getting hammered by the pro-Hillary super PACs in the swing states. That’s what a landslide looks like. If you want to fight, that’s fine but it’s futile.

    The question is whether the GOP will have Trump’s stench all over it for the next 10 years or whether we divorce ourselves from that bigot & live to fight another day. I hate saying this, Jerry, but you need to get over this notion that Trump can even be competitive. That ship sailed when he decided not to build a campaign organization. Then he made matters worse when he attacked the ‘Mexican’ judge. This morning, he fired his campaign manager.

    If you want to engage in wishful thinking, be my guest. It’s a free country. Just don’t expect me to pay attention to it.

  • Gary Gross says:

    Eric, I meant what I said. Since Bill is history, I don’t care about what he did. That’s in the past. It can’t be changed.

  • Gary Gross says:

    I’m admitting that Hillary will be the 45th POTUS. I can pretend that Trump has a chance but he doesn’t. Worse, he’s a scatterbrain that hasn’t thought things through in decades. Worst, he’s a bigot that I want nothing to do with. The best thing that could happen for the GOP is for ISIS to take out Trump Force One with a surface-to-air-missile.

  • Bob J. says:

    Trump’s campaign is so bad it actually leads to conspiracy theories. The Republican Party is about to nominate a loud-mouthed, racist, bigoted, sexist, misogynistic Liberal Democrat for President, which would make two in the race at the same time.

    #DumpTrump

  • LadyLogician says:

    Jerry – how is nominating a marginal Republican good for the conservative movement. The GOP had a prime opportunity to nominate a movement conservative and stop Hillary and instead our nominee is maybe two steps to the right of the Progressive movement. How is that a win for conservatism?

    Eric Z – at this point, I am thinking 3rd Party. Gary Johnson is not my ideal but he is at least enough of a fiscal conservative to get spending under control and get the economy going again.

    I agree with Gary – Trump will not win. He does not have the ground game, he doesn’t have the fundraising, he doesn’t have ANYTHING necessary to win a 50 state campaign. It’s not that I “want” Hillary to win, but I am a realist and I can see the writing on the wall.

    LL

  • Rex Newman says:

    And the alternative is ? One of those 16+ other losers – nice guys and gals – most better qualified – but losers nonetheless for playing old school politics? Are you willing to make it a total slaughter by using Democratic Party style tricks to “dump” him? Sorry, but it’s Trump or Hillary now.

  • Gary Gross says:

    Rex, the alternative is to accept a defeat at the presidential level but waging a fierce fight to maintain majorities in the House & Senate and winning seats in the state legislatures & winning some governorships. At least we know that there won’t be another Trump-sized mistake waiting to happen ever again in my lifetime.

    Further, the media, including some talk show hosts who once were marginally conservative, sold us down the river. Ted Cruz didn’t win but calling him a loser is BS. Marco Rubio didn’t win but calling him a loser is BS, too. Scott Walker is a fantastic conservative. Calling him a loser is BS.

    They lost because the media wanted Trump to win. Hannity & Ingraham especially wanted Trump to win because he meant ratings for their struggling shows.

  • eric z says:

    Gary, it is the family. Or do you want a future two terms of Chelsea? Perhaps the thread is dead, but you wrote:

    “I’m admitting that Hillary will be the 45th POTUS. I can pretend that Trump has a chance but he doesn’t. Worse, he’s a scatterbrain that hasn’t thought things through in decades. Worst, he’s a bigot that I want nothing to do with. The best thing that could happen for the GOP is for ISIS to take out Trump Force One with a surface-to-air-missile.”

    A bigot you want nothing to do with, but a bigot that’s just fine with Michele Bachmann and Dobson and the Liberty University crowd. Liberty University weighing in with Trump University? No panel on foreign policy. None on the economy.

    But rally the fundies?

    The man has his finger on the pulse of who the Republican party, today, is.

  • eric z says:

    Lady Logician – This cycle will see a record protest vote for the truly marginal third party candidates. It will not be like Ross Perot possibly being the swing between major two-party offerings; not the false claim that Ralph Nader did in Al Gore (Al Gore did in Al Gore, no help needed – Lieberman a part of it for certain). Nor the uncertain George Wallace thing – who did he help/hurt. A simple, large, protest vote spread around from both poles of the political spectrum against the business-Wall Street screw-everyone-else-and-take-short-term-cash-hand-over-fist cabals. That and down-ballot voting with the ballot top left empty, or write-ins. Low turnouts?

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