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Pat Buchanan Joins Trump – Cruz Convention Unity Movement

We here at CHQ think that Senator Ted Cruz is the best candidate to defeat Hillary Clinton and govern America according to limited government constitutional conservative principles. Our friend Pat Buchanan thinks Donald Trump is the candidate to back this election because he has reanimated the conservative – populist voters who have been ignored by the GOP elite since Ronald Reagan left the White House in 1988 and who backed Pat when he ran for President in 1992, 1996 and 2000. 

Buchanan TrumpWhile we disagree with Mr. Buchanan on which candidate is the best standard bearer for the conservative movement there is one thing we do agree on – passionately. 

No matter who gets the Republican nomination, the establishment must lose.  

In a recent column “Lock Out The Establishment In Cleveland!” Pat Buchanan echoed the conclusions of our four-part series on what conservatives should do if Trump wins the nomination:

Trump and Cruz, though bitter enemies, are both despised by the establishment. Yet both have a mutual interest: insuring that one of them, and only one of them, wins the nomination. No one else. 

And if they set aside grievances, and act together, they can block any establishment favorite from being imposed on the party, as was one-worlder Wendell Willkie, “the barefoot boy of Wall Street,” in 1940. 

As Buchanan explained, to accomplish that goal, “All Trump and Cruz need do is instruct their delegates to vote to retain Rule 40 from the 2012 convention. Rule 40 declares that no candidate can be placed in nomination who has failed to win a majority of the delegates in eight states.” 

Trump has already hit that mark. Cruz almost surely will. But no establishment favorite has a chance of reaching it. 

With Cruz and Trump delegates voting to retain Rule 40, they can guarantee no Beltway favorite walks out of Cleveland as the nominee — and that Ted Cruz or Donald Trump does. 

As Pat Buchanan said, “No matter who wins in Cleveland, the establishment must lose.” We urge Trump and Cruz delegates across the country to do what their compatriots in Tennessee and a few other states have started to do; get together and form an informal alliance that commits them to voting for Cruz or Trump – and only Cruz or Trump.

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Retain Rule 40

Pat Buchanan is the wise old warrior in this.

This makes excellent sense.

Retain Rule 40

Buchanan the wise old warrior?????

Remember when Ross Pero dropped out from his bid as a third party and he stepped in and tried to change the rules to insure his nomination he ruined that last third party attempt at dethroning the two other parties.

It is time to demand fairness

It is time to demand fairness and transparency from your state GOP in convention, to wit: Adopt a motion to require all assigned delegates to stay with their assigned candidates until released by said candidate.

Secondly, adopt another motion in convention instructing each state's RNC's Standing Rules Committee to support a motion in convention that would require (if no candidate reaches the majority number of delegates) the candidate with the least number of delegates to releases their delegates first to either become uncommitted delegates or assign themselves to another candidate as a committed delegate once again. If this fails to propel a candidate over the required majority, the second candidate with the least number of delegates releases their committed delegates. If this fails to establish the necessary number of delegates. This process continues until the last candidate fails to win the majority number of delegates and releases their delegates. The floor is now open for a convention nominee.

Super, uncommitted, unassigned, and at-large delegates can only participate when the nomination is open to the floor.

If your state has not met in convention, please do what you can to have them adopt this ...I call it "The Fairness Rule".

Time to demand fairness.

As I see it the current problem is not the committed delegates of those who remain in the race but the delegates that have been committed to those candidates who have dropped out of the race.

What you are proposing is that committed delegates who were assigned to the candidates who dropped out of the race or the candidates who have fewer delegates than others be forced to vote for someone they do not support.

An example would be those delegates who voted for marco rubio. I do not think much of rubio but I am pretty sure that those who did vote for him would not believe it proper to force them to vote for trump.

The proper way would be give the candidate who drops out the choice to support another candidate and their delegates would be committed to the candidates choice or if the candidate who drops out does not support any other candidate allow the delegates to choose who they support.

If I did support rubio and was told that someone would force me to vote for trump I would be outraged at the prospect of voting for someone who treated rubio the way that trump did.

What rubio is now attempting to do is to give himself a place at the dinner table, the only place he or any candidate who drops out should have is like any other American citizen, they can or not support another candidate.

Further, there is a reason for having a set number of delegates to reach. trump nor anyone else should gain the nomination with the minority of votes, if trump cannot reach the number then that will show just how good a deal maker he is in order to reach the requisite number.