Like spoiled children not mature enough to shack hands with their opponents after losing a sports match, the anti-Trump delegates refuse to accept the will of the voters and unite with their party. Ironically, they are lead by a never-trump delegate from Colorado, Kendal Unruh, whose state’s convention mysteriously voted 100% for Ted Cruz and faces nation-wide controversy. Further irony, after Colorado’s controversial clean sweep for Cruz delegates, the poll numbers in favor of Cruz started to decline and helped Trump reinforce his message of a rigged system.
At this point, the never-Trump crowd may as well just resign from the Republican part and join up with Hillary Clinton’s campaign, admitting that they are not really conservatives and just wanted to make the party more liberal.
Since the anti-Trump delegates who were on the RNC rules committee lost the battle to unbind delegates from the candidate that their states voted for has failed, they are now storming off and vowing to cause as much disruption to the convention as they can. They hope to disrupt speaker schedules, postpone voting and cause a general ruckus. If their plans sound eerily similar to a child throwing a temper tantrum, that’s because that’s exactly what it is.
Never Trump is nevermore, according to Paul Manafort, and if they have any shred of dignity and human decency left, they should respectfully resign their cause and join forces to fight against the real threat…Hillary Clinton.
The Hill reports:
A group of delegates opposed to Trump, its party’s presumptive presidential nominee, is plotting a variety of ways to upend the convention as the nation’s focus turns to Cleveland on Monday.
One Louisiana delegate told the Post that some are preparing to bog down the convention with procedural maneuvers.
Others hope to force a roll call vote, a move that would drag out proceedings and give a spotlight to any delegates hoping to embarrass Trump by voting against him while the cameras are rolling.
Several “minority reports,” which detail proposals that were rejected by committees, are reportedly in the works.
Some delegates are venting their anger not just at Trump, but at the RNC and its chairman, Reince Priebus, for quashing measures proposed to the Rules Committee.
“To sound like Donald Trump — they rigged it,” said Kendal Unruh, a delegate who has been a leader of the Never Trump movement within the convention. “The very thing they scream about is the very thing they did. I want to make this point extraordinarily clear: What a bunch of liars they revealed themselves to be.”
Unruh told The Associated Press Friday that she was giving up her mission to “unbind” delegates from the results of their states’ primaries and caucuses.
And Priebus declared the Never Trump push “over.”
While it’s implausible that anyone but Trump will emerge next week as the party’s nominee, rowdy delegates could still cause a headache for the RNC and convention planners and deal a blow to the message of Republican unity.