What we are now learning from the presidential circus that galloped through town last week is that after this topsy turvy primary season, the two most polarizing figures in America are more than likely going to be our choices in November as the next leader of the free world.
Presidential primaries will be wrapping up in the next couple months. And looking ahead to the summer, the political party conventions will be where candidates are officially nominated. Conventions can be exciting to watch if you know what's going on.
My local congressional district became one of those battlegrounds that we see playing out across the country, as Ted Cruz supporters outflank Donald Trump backers at the little-known, little-attended Republican Party meetings to select delegates to the national convention.
The current Republican presidential campaign has not only been full of surprises, but it has led to a situation with such a maelstrom of unpredictable factors that the range of possible scenarios for the Republican's nominating convention in July is extraordinarily wide. Here's a lay-out of the apparent possibilities.
The Republican Party faces a civil war on its convention floor in Cleveland. Republican Party rules will have played a significant role in this debacle. Two systemic flaws that now threaten to rupture or possibly destroy the Republican Party have been successfully addressed by the Democratic Party over three decades of delegate selection reform.
This is the viable alternative?
Few biblical characters get more scorn than "The Unforgiving Servant," who asks for help from a superior, but denies it to a lower-ranked servant. Donald Trump may be doing the same thing, complaining how Republican leaders are trying to oust him from the election, just as he uses the exact same tactics to remove John Kasich from the race.
"We won't see a presidential candidate like Bernie again in our lifetimes." As I heard these words, spoken by a woman at a Sanders campaign event recently, I felt a chill go through me. Because I knew she was right. We won't.
Irrational exuberance has been gushing from the anti-Trumpites since Donald Trump's loss Tuesday to Ted Cruz in the Wisconsin primary. After months of wishful thinking and unfulfilled predictions of imminent collapse, was this finally the Trump campaign's reversal of fortune?
Donald Trump does not want to be president. In fact, he never wanted to be president. His entire campaign has been a long con and a ruse to strengthen his brand and feed his ego.
Forty eight years ago, the Republican Convention, held in Miami, changed the American political scene, perhaps forever. The forthcoming Republican Convention in Cleveland may well do the same.
Trump's political campaign has devolved into a freak show that demonstrates our worst selves on the global stage. We also have to remember that the whole world (not just Americans) is watching. I get calls and emails from overseas wondering if Americans have lost their collective minds.
Both options are devastating to the Republican Party's brand, but at least the later option would help detach the supposed family values-aligned Party from the poisonous and barbaric style campaign that Trump's has become.
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