In fairness, they have all recanted on this loyalty pledge. You could see it wasn’t going to hold up, the GOP are playing catch up with a candidate they knew wasn’t a Conservative but one who they figured wouldn’t be successful so they let it slide. It backfired and it’s become a costly battle trying to usurp him.
Funniest quote of the Town Hall yesterday, outside of Trump trying to define the role of the Federal Government:
Anderson: “But you suggested…”
Trump: “No, I didn’t suggest, I tweeted”…
I am going to say this, as I have seen this type of campaign play out before believe it or not. We had a similar phenomenon during the Rob Ford campaign a few years ago. One major difference between these two outside of their obviously different portfolio of a president of the U.S versus Canadas largest city, is that Ford had some strong Conservative roots. That of his father and a relationship with maybe the most Conservative premier in Ontario’s history in a man named Mike Harris. Trump is clearly not a Conservative except for some of his positions.
So, since it was evident that Trump wasn’t a Conservative, he needed to be stopped from the beginning if the establishment didn’t think he was a good representative. At this point, he only gains sympathy and looks as someone being picked on. Even I look at him with some sympathy when I see the constant attacks on him, his followers and his campaign team. It’s the same with Ford, he was not the brightest or best spoken, but he wore his heart on his sleeve and was accountable to the citizens of Toronto. As one lady being interviewed when Ford admitted he took crack cocaine “if it’s between the choice of a mayor who will handle my taxes properly and does crack compared to a slick politician who is squeaky clean but uses my money improperly, I will vote for the crack mayor every time”.
As I see it, the only way Trump loses this nomination is at a convention. If I can be so blunt, almost certainly Clinton wins the election unless she is deemed ineligible to hold office, I don’t see any of these GOP candidates beating her.