As Jonah points out, it all depends on Bernie running as a 3rd Party candidate first.
Then, a fourth, (major) Republican/conservative alternative to Donald Trump could get in and things would be dramatically different.
So let’s say Bernie DOES get in. If that’s the case, does Mitt run?
Or does Ted Cruz? Or Marco Rubio? Or Ben Sasse?
It has to be just ONE, or they’ve diluted down the right side too much, and Trump would take that part of the vote (likely anyway).
But then, does Donald destroy that candidate like he has all the other GOP candidates?
And it would be curious where Independents go in the Hillary-Bernie-Donald-Mitt race.
On the convention side…
Cruz folks look as if they’re still fighting in the convention.
All indications were that they weren’t going to fight a first ballot nomination. But now the Wall Street Journal notes this:
Colorado’s two rules committee delegates, Kendal Unruh and Guy Short, are planning to circulate a proposal that would allow delegates to the July convention to add a “conscience exception” and unbind themselves on the first nominating ballot.
The practical impact of this would be to allow delegates now bound to Mr. Trump to vote for someone else, potentially throwing the convention into chaos if such a rule were to be adopted and Mr. Trump didn’t receive votes from 1,237 votes required to clinch the party’s nomination.
So there could STILL be a fight at the convention. And while GOP forces seem to be coalescing around Trump, most still seem to be saying — such as Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts — that they are endorsing “the nominee”.
If it ain’t Trump, well that’s how the chips fall.
We continue to see the folks who insist that they’re #NeverHillary hammering Donald Trump. I’ve said all along, there HAS to be a plan for this. Most of these types are in the “Hillary would be worser than Trump” camp. But if they have the opportunity to throw out Trump, they will do it.
All that being said, it still seems like pro-Trumpers would semi-revolt if the nomination was stolen from Trump by Cruz loyalists.
But that Fourth Way up above, would be another way for things to get stirred up, without the “theft” issue.
Katie bar the door
This one will likely be all over the FOX type news, but to be ahead of the curve, please watch this excerpt from the Katie Couric special on Gun Control:
Katie asks a group of gun rights people:
“If there are no background checks for gun purchasers, how do you prevent felons or terrorists from purchasing a gun?”
Then they are shown sitting there, stupefied by Katie’s brilliant dagger of a question.
But, it turns out that someone has obtained the audio from the interview, and, of course, this didn’t happen at all.
Couric asked the question, then a number of people immediately addressed it, and they continued with a debate with Couric.
In other words, it was nothing like what was shown.
We should be a little amazed that the liberals still pull this kind of crap in 2016. Then again, it just goes to show that people have to be constantly vigilant, or they’ll get steamrolled by the politically correct.
What’s it they like to chant?
The whole world’s watching…Katie.