Si Vis Pacem Para Bellum
If You Want Peace, Prepare For War
Donald Trump wants to see peace and unity within the Republican Party. He recognizes the real enemy of America is Crooked Hillary and how important it is that she is defeated in November.
They still think, despite all the evidence to the contrary, that Trump is not conservative enough to beat Crooked Hillary.
Such is the stupidity of their ill-prepared plans that they still don’t know who their alternative nominee will be, just that they are against Trump.
Will they succeed?
Of course not. They are a bunch of idiots still fighting for a cause that was lost months ago. Worst of all they are a distraction and a nuisance, only serving the interests of Crooked Hillary by diverting valuable time and money that would be much better spent attacking her.
It is even doubtful if he “Dump Trump” gang will be able to get their act together or if they will have flamed out before the convention even takes place.
Taking No Chances
But Trump is taking no chances.
Team Trump is organizing to head off any possible revolt at the convention. To help him he has Paul Manafort heading his campaign team. One of Manafort’s specialties is organizing convention delegates and getting enough of the “unbounds” to ensure Trump has a victory on the first ballot.
High-level meetings and conference calls, led partly by Manafort and including 200 staffers and volunteers, have been held and Trump’s senior convention aides are formulating a whip operation led by a half-dozen operatives with deep convention experience.
The effort will rely on a team of 150 volunteers and paid staff to keep the convention’s 2,472 delegates in line, and it is planning to appoint an additional eight “regional whip” leaders, each of whom will oversee seven of the 56 states and territories sending delegations to Cleveland.
Trump’s team is already building a database with detailed profiles of most of the delegates attending the convention and will spend the next few weeks reaching out to nearly all of them, seeking assurances of support and ensuring that any needs or concerns are heard.
Newt Gingrich, a staunch Trump supporter, warned what he called the “dastardly elites” that they have no moral right to overrule the voters of their party, a point that will resonate even with many Trump skeptics.
“People that I defeated soundly in the primaries will do anything to get a second shot – but there is no mechanism for it to happen”, Trump said in the statement.
In reality there is zero chance that Trump will not be the nominee. If the Rules Committee ends up thwarting the #NeverTrumps attempt to add a conscience clause to the rules, many anti-Trump delegates will take Newt’s advice and simply skip the floor vote at the convention. You may see some of them walk out in protest but who really cares about them.
The vast majority of members of the committee that will write the rules of the national GOP convention have little interest in the “Dump Trump” crowd. Most members know they are only trouble-makers and may be eager to stop them.
The fact that the #NeverTrumps are willing to let Crooked Hillary become president, is something that the overwhelming majority of Republican voters and supporters find absolutely repulsive and unacceptable.
Even if a few of the party are reluctant to admit it, the fact is that Trump’s message has resonated with millions of voters. The recent Republican primaries, the majority of which Trump won easily, had the biggest turnout of voters ever.
Once the convention is over and all these needless distractions put to rest the Republican Party will be able to concentrate on the important task of defeating Crooked Hillary, possibly the most corrupt and dangerous presidential candidate America has ever had.
That is the real war and we need to be prepared for it.