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Part 3: What Should Conservatives Do if Trump Wins the Republican Nomination?

Scenario #3: Should conservatives join the establishment Republican insiders to manipulate the Convention to deprive Donald Trump of the nomination? 

The results of the March 15 “Super Tuesday II” Republican presidential primary elections should focus the mind of every movement conservative leader and activist on the very real possibility that Donald Trump will hold a near-majority, or perhaps even an outright majority, of delegates when the Republican National Convention convenes in Cleveland on July 18. 

While the math of delegate accumulation does not make a Trump outright victory inevitable, the math is on his Donald Trumpside. 

As things stand now Trump has 739 delegates, Cruz has 465, Rubio who has suspended his campaign has 169, Kasich has 143 and the other candidates who have suspended their campaigns hold the remaining 15, with 6 uncommitted. (These numbers can and will shift due to varying state rules on how delegates must vote if their pledged candidate suspends his campaign.) 

This is the golden bridge that the Republican establishment is luring conservatives toward: “If conservatives, especially Senator Ted Cruz, will just throw-in with the establishment, then the establishment will allegedly deploy its resources to help Cruz win and stop Trump.”  

Or so goes the blandishment that is being dangled in front of conservatives. 

There are many reasons why conservatives and especially Senator Ted Cruz should have nothing to do with this idea, but let’s knockdown the top three one at a time. 

First of all, I say the Republican establishment will “allegedly deploy its resources to help Cruz win and stop Trump” because so far they have done precious little, beside endorse Cruz as their second or third choice, to actually help Senator Cruz win any delegates. 

For example, while former Florida Governor Jeb Bush endorsed Cruz saying, “For the sake of our party and country, we must move to overcome the divisiveness and vulgarity Donald Trump has brought into the political arena, or we will certainly lose our chance to defeat the Democratic nominee and reverse President Obama’s failed policies” Bush’s allied Super PAC, “Right to Rise” has signaled that it will suspend spending now that Bush is out of the race and do nothing to help Cruz. 

It appears to me that while establishment Republicans are saying that Ted Cruz is to them the “least worst” choice, there’s no actual on-the-ground public boost from elected officials and establishment political figures that would indicate a real honest “unity movement” that brings conservative-leaning elements of the Republican establishment together with movement conservatives to actually deliver delegates to Cruz

What I see on the part of Senator Cruz’s erstwhile establishment Republican allies is not an effort to deliver the nomination to him, but an effort to create a chaotic situation in which no outsider has a majority, thereby delivering to the Washington Cartel’s powerbrokers and insiders the ability to choose the nominee at the Convention. 

Secondly, there is no way that the Republican establishment will enter into an alliance with conservatives without getting something in return, and the experience of the 1980 Republican Convention and the Reagan – Bush transition team can offer us some idea of what they might want:

An establishment Republican as Vice President. 

An establishment Republican as White House Chief of Staff. 

A Cabinet packed with establishment Republicans, Washington insiders and Big Business types. 

A White House Personnel Office run by establishment Republican insiders, who will hire their friends to run the government at the sub-cabinet and Schedule C level. 

An establishment Republican Chairman of the Republican National Committee to keep the vast sums of money the GOP raises flowing to their favored consultants and friends and to continue the policies of the “Party of Stupid” in leaving the power to set the party agenda in the hands of the establishment media through the scheduling of debates, choice of moderators and format. 

On its face this might look like a deal that Senator Cruz and his conservative supporters should take; but it is the sure road to destruction and will do irreparable harm to the conservative movement because it requires conservatives to surrender to the very people and special interests that created the anti-establishment Trump and Cruz movements that are now dominating the GOP Primaries. 

Thirdly, while it might guarantee that most establishment Republican powerbrokers would go along with Cruz, it would also guarantee that millions of Donald Trump voters would take a hike and potentially support a Trump Third Party run. 

And this is a substantial number of cultural conservatives; forty-two percent of the Evangelical votes in heavily Evangelical North Carolina went to Donald Trump, in Ohio, 39 percent of Evangelicals voted for Trump. 

Right now the anti-establishment candidates in both parties are benefiting from a substantial “enthusiasm gap.” 

All of the crowds, spontaneous demonstrations and volunteer activity are being generated by the outsiders. No one seems to really want Hillary Clinton or any of the establishment Republicans except the inside-the-Beltway crowd of their respective parties. 

If conservatives and Senator Ted Cruz openly ally with the Republican establishment it would alienate the millions of voters and volunteers who thought they were fighting for change in Washington, DC. 

And, once again, the numbers in the General Election indicate that such a course of action – particularly if it drove Trump to run as a Third Party candidate – would all but guarantee a Hillary Clinton landslide. 

Mitt Romney lost in 2012 by some 5 million votes, all other things being the same, if just two-thirds of the 7 million votes that Trump has now booked at the halfway point in the delegate race follow him in a Third Party run it could mean the Republican candidates (Cruz and his presumptive establishment Vice President) would lose by almost 10 million votes – a disaster that would wipeout Republicans far down the ballot. 

The idea that Ted Cruz and his movement conservative supporters should join forces with the establishment Republican perpetrators of what has become a near-treasonous sellout of our country – and the country class citizens who believe in conservative ideas and have fought for them for decades – would be a disaster for the conservative movement and provide no guarantee of a conservative victory in November.

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CRUZ

Come on people your less than spectacular assessment about Cruz and you're fear of Christianity shows just how far we've regressed as a people. You'd rather have a game show host and a man who has been a Demoncrat as long as I can remember be the leader of this Country...One who is more concerned with how many strippers he can get on stage at one of his nite clubs, than study up on world issues. CRUZ was and has stood against the establishment in both parties, and called them out in real life. Called a Spade a Spade when he lashed out at McConnell AND CORRECTLY CALLED HIM AN OUTRIGHT LIAR! Also when Reed and BOHNER were passing BIG GOVERNMENT BUDGETS Ted stood in alliance with other Conservatives and actually shut down Government and Obamas agenda. Where was Trump then?? Oh he was supporting Single payer health care...I can go on and on. I don't want to judge but you people sound like low information people to me, or you're demoncrats disguised as something else. Either way it's not good for the Country at this time in History. So I pray you do due diligence
and investigate to find the real truth. And America was founded By Christians and by Christian principles, but for all people to practice as they believe as long as they abide by our Constitution and Declaration of Independence, so get educated before you spout off and talk of falsehoods you apparently know nothing about. America needs good people to stand, and stand now, we could use you if you do this ASAP! BR,

Are We Low Information Anti-Christian?

I think not. It would be helpful if commentators actually read the articles before commenting. For the record we endorsed Senator Cruz, but think that conservatives and populists are being set against each other to facilitate an insider power grab at the Republican National Convention. If Trump and Cruz delegates can't join forces get ready for Republican presidential nominee Paul Ryan.

Dominion Theology???

I am familiar with Dominion Theology, but what makes you think Senator Cruz is an advocate of it? I've never heard him speak of it.

Crruz hidden agenda

Dominion Theology is what his pastor father teaches. It is not Christian! It is heresy. Ted  grew up on this. It is what he and his buddy Baron want for the USA. Do your homedwork!

Trump v. Cruz

Cruz, of all people, should know better than trusting the rinos when they tell him to throw in with them. They will just use him and then kick him to the curb. They have NO intention of him being President. I'm really concerned as to Cruz's eligibility. Of the two of them, I think Trump could beat Hillary easily and THAT is the most important thing that needs to happen. Any rino who wants to throw the election to Hillary needs to be run out of at least DC.

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Ted cruz is the most DANGEROUS of candidates because of his DOminion theology. CHECK THAT OUT! It is supposedly Christian but it is heresy.
Christians are flocking to him because his a Christian and his father is a pastor. GET REAL PEOPLE! DO YOUR HOMEWORK! Dominion theology would make Christian values (decided by a few people) the lawa of the land and ALL would have to obey them. THis is not unlike Islam in many countries. Ted wants to make us once again a Christian nation. Not real bright as he is blinded by this theology. THE US is not or has it ever been a Christian nation. We ARE A NATION UNDER GOD but not specifically Christian. We have fought in 105 wars or skirmishes since 1776. THe US has never been an ambassador for Christ. Would a Christian nation burn people at the stake for having opposing ideas?
Cruz has a hidden agenda and its time YOU SHEEPLE wake up to that fact.

How about you just accept

How about you just accept that the people want Trump as their candidate? All the big advisers and establishment have been wrong time after time. After we the people tell you who we want then back him 100%. Until then shut up.

I'm Backing Trump

Every single one of the RINO's out to sabotage Trump, have an agenda, and they are running scared that the people want Trump. They are ALL part of the Good Ol' Boys Club, and have each other's backs, and screwing the American people is part of their agenda as well as Sanders and Liarly. If you can't see what's happening right in front of our face out of these Good Ol Boys, then expect another occupier to fill the oval office. Not an American President, forget the Birth certificate, as being a true American, for the American people, isn't bound up in a birth certificate.