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Chuck Baldwin
Chuck Baldwin

Location: USA

Specialization: American history, way of life, and principles

Thank You Mr. Trump: You have Stripped the Cloak of “Conservatism” from the GOP Establishment

Please understand that this is NOT like any presidential election we have seen in this country...maybe since 1860.

If Donald Trump has contributed nothing else to this campaign, he has stripped--and I mean completely stripped--the cloak of so-called "conservatism" from the GOP establishment. These pathetic pawns of the power elite stand totally exposed for the abject neocons that they are. They stand completely naked in all of their disgusting ugliness. THANK YOU, MR. TRUMP. (No, this is NOT an endorsement!)

There are so many scenarios that could yet play out that the possibilities are almost endless. If Trump is able to out maneuver the GOP establishment and win the required number of delegates at the convention, the GOP itself could bolt their own party and run an establishment toady such as Paul Ryan as a third party candidate. Or, if the GOP establishment succeeds in robbing Trump of the nomination, Trump could bolt the GOP and run as a third party candidate. And lest you think either of these scenarios would automatically mean a Hillary Clinton victory, hold your horses.

First, Hillary is NOT out of the legal woods yet. Plus, Bernie Sanders is truly upsetting the Democratic establishment as much as Trump is the Republican establishment. If Hillary remains unindicted and wins the Democratic nomination, millions of Sanders’ supporters are going to be fighting MAD. Many, and I mean MANY, of them will either not vote at all or will vote for Trump.

Here is the bottom line: if a third party develops in any form or fashion, it will be the death knell of the establishment Republican Party. Yes, ladies and gentlemen, the GOP could overnight go the way of the Whig Party. And as Abraham Lincoln won with only around 40% of the vote, so could Donald Trump in such a race.

To be sure, the neocons are the most solidly entrenched political power in Washington, D.C., and they will not be easily uprooted. (Remember, Hillary is as much a neocon as Bush, Cheney, Boehner, Ryan, McConnel, et al.) But they are in the fight of their lives—and they KNOW it.

Some are calling for Ted Cruz to offer himself as Trump’s running mate. I don’t think this would be a good move for Trump. Cruz’s popularity is VERY NARROW and would be NO HELP to Trump in the general election. Plus, Cruz would be to Trump what Bush, Sr. was to Ronald Reagan: an albatross.

I tell you the ticket that would truly turn Washington, D.C., on its head (and I said it months ago): a Trump/Sanders ticket. No, I am NOT endorsing such a ticket. I still have serious reservations about Trump, and Sanders’ socialism disgusts me. But from a mere tactical perspective, that ticket would be a bombshell—and as formidable as a ticket could be in a general election. In either a two or three man race, Vegas odds makers would give that ticket the inside track all day long.

Yes, it’s way too early to make predictions. The ONE THING that I find delightful is the total disarray that the neocons find themselves fully immersed in. Plus, I am fully cognizant that this election could portend events yet unknown that could literally shake this country to its core. HOLD ON.

And I know this, too: I REALLY MISS RON PAUL.

 

© Chuck Baldwin  

http://chuckbaldwinlive.com/

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