Topic category: Elections - Politics, Polling, etc.
Donald Trump v. Ted Cruz and the impact of Mark Levin and Glen Beck on the Republican nomination campaign
Both pundits and GOP establishment (GOPe) manipulators fail to grasp the reality that any personal animosity that may exist between Donald Trump and Ted Cruz will not prevent their supporters from uniting behind whichever one of them succeeds with their campaign to secure the Republican nomination. By fostering animosity rather than harmony between candidates, pundits and insiders are creating an atmosphere that could ultimately bring great harm to our country.
There is an obvious truth that many pundits and the GOP establishment (GOPe) fail to acknowledge. No matter which candidate, Donald Trump or Ted Cruz, secures the Republican nomination, the vast majority of their supporters will unite behind the eventual nominee.
As time elapses, it appears more likely with each primary that the elusive 50% plus one of the Republican delegates will not likely be obtained by either candidate.
Gov. Kasich (mathematically eliminated from any chance of obtaining sufficient primary delegates to become the nominee) is serving GOPe manipulators for the sole purpose of preventing either of the frontrunners from obtaining the required delegates to secure a first vote nomination. Apparently, the GOPe deludes itself by believing it can manipulate the convention to deny the nomination to both Donald Trump and Sen. Ted Cruz. That strategy will fail, as has every other effort the GOPe has made to manipulate the 2016 nomination process.
With his uninformed stance supporting the fraudulent human-caused-climate-change deception, a position wholly inconsistent with science and both of the leading candidates, coupled with his "spoiler role" of staying in the primary contests, Kasich has disqualified himself from any key role in the next Republican administration.
The 2016 election is no longer about "Republican v. Democrat" or "Conservative v. Liberal". Rather, it is all about "outsiders" v. "insiders" and Kasich and the GOPe are on the losing side of that lineup.
The Republican nomination will go to an "outsider".
With only 944 delegates remaining to be selected, outsiders Trump and Cruz together have garnered 79% of the delegates selected.
This overwhelming support opposing the insider GOPe will thwart any attempt to manipulate the Republican nomination convention to select an insider "compromise" candidate.
The People are FED UP with insider manipulation of our national politics and this is evidenced by results for both political parties where outsiders have been responsible for most of the enthusiasm and record vote totals.
In 2016, the nation will hit the "Reset" button to cleanse political parties of the established insiders whose main objectives appear to have been job retention and wielding political power for financial gain.
So it is inevitable that no matter whether Trump or Cruz emerge the nominee of the Republican convention, their supporters will unite in the more important effort to rid their party of self-serving insiders and start over with a new commitment to make people proud to be Americans.
While I admire both Mark Levin and Glen Beck for their devotion to constitutional governance (a devotion I share), it concerns me greatly that they appear to have become obsessed with stopping Donald Trump at all costs. While there is no doubt that Sen. Cruz would make a more constitutionally-savvy President than would Donald Trump, that is not the issue around which the outcome of this campaign will be determined.
It is a major stretch to presume Donald Trump would ignore our Constitution with the same gusto exhibited by Barack Hussein Obama.
Levin and Beck might step back and reflect on the best way to secure a strong future for this country in order to provide a basis for a revival of citizen awareness of our Constitution and the importance of constitutional governance.
As the People view our country's weakened financial, economic, and political position coupled with a depleted military defense force, the primary concern is that our nation get back on a proper footing by releasing it from the chains of massive federal debt and over-regulation of all aspects of American life.
The actions (and inactions) of both major political party insiders are responsible for the precarious position our nation finds itself mired in today. People are really fed up with the pervasive political correctness that has fostered a political paralysis preventing insiders from effectively addressing serious threats to our nation's stability.
Huge throngs of supporters at Trump rallies attest to his broad appeal over a wide demographic range and across party boundaries. Clearly, Donald Trump brings to this election process something that has long been missing from Republican politics — a direct approach to our nation's problems manifested by a broad inclusive appeal reminiscent of the Reagan era.
Harmony generates far better results than acrimony.
Rather than throwing obstacles in front of the movement that has, at this point, elected nearly 80% of delegates, the GOPe should be working to facilitate a harmonious accord between the two chief rivals while offering constructive advice to both candidates.
Which brings me to a concern that both Trump and Cruz are doing more harm to their own campaigns than to their chief rival's campaign by their childish indulgence in petty bickering (e.g., Trump's "lying Ted" mantra and Cruz's misrepresentations of Trump's statements).
They are both better men than such behavior suggests.
Trump and Cruz should resist the temptation to focus their campaign on their rival. Both candidates would do well to confine their campaign to explaining to voters how they would address our country's most pressing problems. It is not necessary for candidates to attack their opponent by contrasting their approach with that of their rival. The People will make that determination free of the obvious bias a candidate brings to any such assessment.
Levin and Beck would do well to consider the benefit of working to unite both factions around the eventual nominee. By being so ardently anti-Trump, both of these radio personalities are doing damage to the ultimate necessity to unite supporters of both candidates behind the ultimate nominee.
Should Trump go into the convention with the greatest number of delegates, well ahead of Cruz and just shy of the required 50%, it would be foolish to turn off the great enthusiasm his campaign has generated across party lines by shunning him in favor of a lower achiever in this contest, particularly when there is so much in common with the ultimate objectives of both Donald Trump and Ted Cruz.
The refreshing change that a Donald Trump presidency would bring has enormous potential value. Make no mistake, Trump's motivations do not involve self-enrichment nor personal puffery. Trump is only subjecting himself to the stress of a political campaign because he truly loves this country and is appalled at the depth to which it has declined.
Wouldn't strong effective "can do" leadership that effectively addresses serious national problems open the door to a future Cruz presidential campaign where the central issues could better focus on constitutional governance rather than national survival?
It is imperative for many reasons that Donald Trump and Sen. Ted Cruz repair the personal animosity that has developed between them. In the very likely event that Donald Trump is the Republican nominee, Ted Cruz would make an excellent candidate for either Attorney General or Supreme Court justice. It would be a crime if personal animosity based on childish bickering would stand in the way of a key role for Ted Cruz in a Trump administration.
For these reasons, I urge both Mark Levin and Glen Beck to consider whether their actions are fueling animosity or facilitating harmony between candidates and act accordingly in the best interests of our country.
Bob Webster, a descendant of Daniel Webster's father, Revolutionary War patriot Ebenezer Webster, has always had a strong interest in early American history, our Constitution, U.S. politics, and law. Politically he is a constitutional republican with objectivist and libertarian roots. He has faith in the ultimate triumph of truth and reason over deception and emotion. He is a strong believer in our Constitution as written and views the abandonment of constitutional restraint by the regressive Progressive movement as a great danger to our Republic. His favorite novel is Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand and believes it should be required reading for all high school students so they can appreciate the cost of tolerating the growth of unconstitutional crushingly powerful central government. He strongly believes, as our Constitution enshrines, that the interests of the individual should be held superior to the interests of the state.
A lifelong interest in meteorology and climatology spurred his strong interest in science. Bob earned his degree in Mathematics at Virginia Tech, graduating in 1964.