VIRGINIA, NORTH CAROLINA, SOUTH CAROLINA COULD TRY TO KICK DONALD TRUMP OFF OF THE BALLOT
|| By FITSNEWS || “Republican” party leaders in Virginia and North Carolina want to restrict GOP ballot access in their states to candidates who pledge their support to the eventual GOP nominee – and who vow to forego independent candidacies in the event they don’t win the GOP nomination.
Meanwhile candidates filing for the “First in the South” GOP primary in South Carolina must sign a version of such a loyalty oath, agreeing not to mount an independent bid and stating that they “generally believe in and intend to support the nominees and platform of the Republican Party.”
The moves are a direct challenge to Donald Trump – who has flirted with the notion of an independent candidacy (and who famously refused to rule out a third-party bid at the first “Republican” presidential debate earlier this month).
According to Politico, the Virginia and North Carolina moves “come amid Republican fears that the real estate mogul is gaining strength in the primary contest, and that his jeremiads against undocumented immigrants will alienate Hispanic voters.”
That’s not at all a pejorative assessment of Trump’s comprehensive immigration reform plan, is it? (Editor’s note: Sarcasm).
Anyway, the story got one word right: Fear.
“Republicans” are afraid of Trump. Deathly so. And with good reason. And while they say their loyalty oath “isn’t about any single candidate,” it doesn’t take Rick Perry to figure out that’s a lie.
This website bailed on the “Republican” party a long time ago, arguing it presented no real alternative to the Democratic party. And since then it has done nothing to earn back our trust … or our votes.
We have no use for the GOP … nor do we have any use for candidates who swear an “oath” to it.