Up to now the media and Donald Trump has been about vague rants and sound bites…
The race has been about an entertainer/businessman physically doing a hostile takeover of an American political party…..
It’s good for the media TV and print ratings….
Good for the ad dollars…..
But with Donald Trump up ahead still?
Things are changing…..
I have always said here that the Grand Ole party is NOT gonna just lay down for Donald J. Trump…..
While talking heads, pundits and others keep talking about the ‘will’ of the people?
The Truth of the matter is the GOP is a private party…..
It’s NOT a public institution….
They make their own rules…..
It is becoming doubtful that Trump will reach the magic 1,237 delegate number before the GOP nominating convention in July in Cleveland , Ohio…..
So attention has been turning to who the delegates will be, how they operate and how the ACTUAL nominee is picked…..
Trump doesn’t want to talk about this technical stuff….
He doesn’t DO detail’s….His campaign organizing has been little if any…..
He’s rich…He makes up his own rules …..
He’s already trying to sell the thing that IF he gets the MOST delegates?…He wins…..
But something tells me that folks who run the show in the GOP WILL be burning the midnight oil to get their final say on who THEY want to lead THEIR party against Hillary Clinton come November….
Were Trump to arrive with the most delegates and leave without the nomination, “I think you’d have riots,” he said Wednesday on CNN.
Noting that “many, many millions of people” have voted for him, Trump added, “if you disenfranchise those people and you say, well I’m sorry but you’re 100 votes short, even though the next one is 500 votes short, I think you would have problems like you’ve never seen before. I think bad things would happen, I really do.”
The system, however, says otherwise. “You don’t get the nomination if you’re close. This isn’t like horseshoes and hand grenades. There are no points in close. You have to get 1,237,” said Stephen Duprey, a mainstay in New Hampshire politics and a member of the Republican National Committee.
Each state has its own peculiar system for naming delegates after the results of its primary or caucus are in.
Largely left out of the equation: The candidates themselves.
Fully 73 percent of delegates are selected without direct input from the presidential contenders, by state party executive committees or at state and local conventions, said veteran GOP campaign lawyer Ben Ginsberg. “The campaigns have to be sure their people and people who are loyal to them are elected as delegates. That is a complicated process and requires on-the-ground organizing.”
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