• This is a political forum that is non-biased/non-partisan and treats every person's position on topics equally. This debate forum is not aligned to any political party. In today's politics, many ideas are split between and even within all the political parties. Often we find ourselves agreeing on one platform but some topics break our mold. We are here to discuss them in a civil political debate. If this is your first visit to our political forums, be sure to check out the RULES. Registering for debate politics is necessary before posting. Register today to participate - it's free!

How the GOP could cut ties with Trump

imyoda

DP Veteran
Joined
May 6, 2012
Messages
5,731
Reaction score
1,025
Location
Sarasota, Florida
Gender
Male
Political Leaning
Conservative
How GOP could cut ties with Donald Trump - CNNPolitics.com
How the GOP could cut ties with Trump


“As Republican angst about Donald Trump grows closer to panic, some longtime GOP strategists and donors are discussing creative ways to cut their presumptive nominee loose at their convention in July.

There's renewed talk in some Republican circles to find a way out as Trump lags big time behind Hillary Clinton in several new polls, and he has the highest unfavorable rating of any candidate for a major party on record -- 70% in this week's Washington Post-ABC poll…………"


Republicans in congress run the other way when a reporter asks about Trump…….more are openly worried about what a Trump run for president will do to the down ballot GOP candidates……..while others predict a landslide victory for HRC…….

And the Dump Trump folks and GOP leadership in Congress are one are just one Trump “screw-up away from putting in place to block Trump from the party’s nomination……………..
Risking the blow-back from the extreme RW Trump supporters rather than see the GOP going the way of the Whigs………..
 

clownboy

DP Veteran
Joined
May 22, 2012
Messages
26,087
Reaction score
10,860
Location
Oregon
Gender
Male
Political Leaning
Other
SSDD from those trying desperately to cling to power. Their position between that rock and hard place hasn't changed. Do this and they lose power. Don't do this and they lose power.
 

haymarket

DP Veteran
Joined
Sep 3, 2010
Messages
120,954
Reaction score
28,529
Gender
Undisclosed
Political Leaning
Undisclosed
The GOP will do nothing but continue their march into oblivion and will ride behind Trump into the Parade To Defeat.
 

Glen Contrarian

DP Veteran
Joined
Jun 21, 2013
Messages
17,688
Reaction score
8,046
Location
Bernie to the left of me, Hillary to the right, he
Gender
Male
Political Leaning
Progressive
How GOP could cut ties with Donald Trump - CNNPolitics.com
How the GOP could cut ties with Trump


“As Republican angst about Donald Trump grows closer to panic, some longtime GOP strategists and donors are discussing creative ways to cut their presumptive nominee loose at their convention in July.

There's renewed talk in some Republican circles to find a way out as Trump lags big time behind Hillary Clinton in several new polls, and he has the highest unfavorable rating of any candidate for a major party on record -- 70% in this week's Washington Post-ABC poll…………"


Republicans in congress run the other way when a reporter asks about Trump…….more are openly worried about what a Trump run for president will do to the down ballot GOP candidates……..while others predict a landslide victory for HRC…….

And the Dump Trump folks and GOP leadership in Congress are one are just one Trump “screw-up away from putting in place to block Trump from the party’s nomination……………..
Risking the blow-back from the extreme RW Trump supporters rather than see the GOP going the way of the Whigs………..

There's only one problem with that: in order to be on the ballot for president in a particular state, the candidate must first have registered as a presidential candidate in that state (after having first met all requirements) before the deadline...and I seem to remember hearing that the deadlines for some states have already passed.

This means that if they do dump Trump, they're essentially conceding the election...but then, in the long run, that still might be the only way to save the party.
 

imyoda

DP Veteran
Joined
May 6, 2012
Messages
5,731
Reaction score
1,025
Location
Sarasota, Florida
Gender
Male
Political Leaning
Conservative
There's only one problem with that: in order to be on the ballot for president in a particular state, the candidate must first have registered as a presidential candidate in that state (after having first met all requirements) before the deadline...and I seem to remember hearing that the deadlines for some states have already passed.

This means that if they do dump Trump, they're essentially conceding the election...but then, in the long run, that still might be the only way to save the party.

You might wish to read the article posted........If the GOP decides to dump Donald....they will and they can..............
 

Glen Contrarian

DP Veteran
Joined
Jun 21, 2013
Messages
17,688
Reaction score
8,046
Location
Bernie to the left of me, Hillary to the right, he
Gender
Male
Political Leaning
Progressive
You might wish to read the article posted........If the GOP decides to dump Donald....they will and they can..............

I agree that they CAN dump Trump, but I see nothing in the article which addresses my main point concerning being eligible to be on the ballot in the general election: "in order to be on the ballot for president in a particular state, the candidate must first have registered as a presidential candidate in that state (after having first met all requirements) before the deadline...and I seem to remember hearing that the deadlines for some states have already passed."
 

imyoda

DP Veteran
Joined
May 6, 2012
Messages
5,731
Reaction score
1,025
Location
Sarasota, Florida
Gender
Male
Political Leaning
Conservative
I agree that they CAN dump Trump, but I see nothing in the article which addresses my main point concerning being eligible to be on the ballot in the general election: "in order to be on the ballot for president in a particular state, the candidate must first have registered as a presidential candidate in that state (after having first met all requirements) before the deadline...and I seem to remember hearing that the deadlines for some states have already passed."


It is the party who is registered in 50 states and can name anyone they choose to be their nominee..........

What candidates register for is to run in the primary.........
 

Glen Contrarian

DP Veteran
Joined
Jun 21, 2013
Messages
17,688
Reaction score
8,046
Location
Bernie to the left of me, Hillary to the right, he
Gender
Male
Political Leaning
Progressive
It is the party who is registered in 50 states and can name anyone they choose to be their nominee..........

What candidates register for is to run in the primary.........

Y'know, you're probably right...and the reason I now agree with you is if my claim was right, then we couldn't have "write-in" candidates.
 

QuadpolarNutjob

DP Veteran
Joined
Aug 31, 2015
Messages
1,522
Reaction score
582
Gender
Male
Political Leaning
Centrist
tl;dr

the gravy train is over

TRUMP 2016

buckle up establishills.
 

ludin

DP Veteran
Joined
Dec 3, 2013
Messages
57,470
Reaction score
14,587
Gender
Undisclosed
Political Leaning
Undisclosed
tl;dr

the gravy train is over

TRUMP 2016

buckle up establishills.

Unless trump makes a massive move to some sort of intelligent discussion he is done for.
he is now according to the RCP average 6 points behind Clinton at which one point he was 2 and basically tied.

he at this point has a huge public image problem and that is forcing people into Clinton's camp.
unless there is a major overhaul of how he talks and discusses issues he is shooting himself in the head.
 
Top Bottom