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Could Donald Trump Win The Vote But Lose The Presidency?
Donald Trump is not a politician by any means. A politician is a baby kisser and a lollipop stealer. A politician shakes hands with those they desire to have vote for them; Trump more often than not shakes a fist at those he doesn't want to vote for him.
And yet, he continues to lead in the polls over other more established politicians. And now the Republican Party, also known as the Grand Old Party (GOP) appears to be closing ranks on him, saying he will never be the party's choice for President.
But if he continues to win, in a couple of weeks he may well be the people's choice as the candidate to lead the GOP in the coming election. What will the party do then? Will they gather around him, proclaim him Candidate and see him through to the White House? Will they eat their words and stand behind him? Or will they continue to cast him out, shunning him from the party?
Would they (gulp) vote Democrat?
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So, we wanted to know, even if Trump wins all the needed delegates, is there any possible way the GOP establishment could steal the nomination back from him?
In other words, will they attempt to thwart the American People in their attempt to put Trump in the White House by popular vote and use the Electoral College to make sure he stays out? Frankly, a part of me can see this take place in November. That is, if it doesn't happen before then in the Republican Party itself.
First off, we need to understand that We The People do not elect the President of the United States. We like to think we do, but really, we do not. The Electoral College determines who the President is by a vote among 538 representatives, with the majority of 270 being the defining factor. And if the GOP really wants to keep Trump out of office, they can do it regardless of what We The People want.
I can hear some of you saying to yourselves "What?! Is that really possible?!" Sorry to tell you, but yeah, it is.
Did you know about the Electoral College?
So, ultimately, if the Republicans are truly set in their decision to not allow Trump to win, they can head him off at the pass, so to speak. They can cast their votes for whoever they want, be it Hillary or Bernie in the Democratic Party. Can you see a Republican representative voting Democrat to see Hillary in the White House, just to make sure Trump can't? Yikes!
But that is the reality, folks. It can happen. In 2000, G.W. Bush lost the Popular Vote to Al Gore by just over a half a percent (0.51%) yet won the Electoral College vote 271 to 266. I can see Trump winning the popular vote by a larger margin, several percentage points, yet losing the Electoral Vote by a large margin just because the GOP can't stand him. In their eyes, it would be better to close ranks with the enemy you know (Democrats) than stand behind a known non-politician like Trump. To them, he's a wild card who will not necessarily play ball with them like they want; therefore, he is a threat to their way of life.
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And folks, that is what it may boil down to: their continued existence, their way of life; or our voice. Can we make enough of a clamor to force them to stand beside and behind Trump? Or will they cut their nose off to spite their face and vote Democrat? Because if they do vote against their candidate they will be saying to you and me that we do not matter. Our will, our thoughts, our decisions are not ours to make. It will be a fight like you have never seen before where the haves (rich politicians and their hangers on and cronies) take a stance against those who elected them to their positions of power (us, the little people). I believe that they feel they know best and we are but sheep, meant to follow them regardless of what we desire. They know best. Well, do they?
Bernie Sanders is making quite a stance on the Democratic side of things, and seemingly won't go away. He stands for the little people, and younger college age people seem to love him. He is raising money for the campaign by not raising money, if you know what I mean. People are literally giving him money hand over fist to run for President. They are so damned tired of the status quo they are giving their hard earned money to him in order to effect a change. Trump isn't getting this kind of support; Clinton isn't; Cruz isn't. Only Sanders is getting this kind of support from We The People.
And yet, he can't get the support he needs from the delegates in the larger states. Why? Because they want the status quo to continue! Where the rich get richer and the poor poorer. Where the middle man ceases to exist.
It is painfully obvious to those who are paying attention that America is finally fed up enough to show her stuff and cry foul. However, the establishment is not paying attention to us. They are so far removed from our reality that they believe they can continue to lord themselves over us and determine which direction the country is going to go. So, what are we going to do about it?
If it comes down to Donald Trump as the Republican Candidate against Hillary Clinton as the Democratic Candidate, who would you choose? Are you okay with the status quo, of politicians who routinely bend and break the law, who consider themselves above us at all times? Or do you desire a change? We have already had eight years of Clinton politics, and rest assured Hillary was most definitely in the mix as President, if not in name then in power behind the throne. Would you welcome another eight years of that type of politics? Remember Whitewater? Are you aware of the email scandal currently dogging Hillary? Remember Bill in the White House?
Do you want him roaming the halls of the White House with nothing to do but smile and chase whatever he wants?
If you remember things differently, okay; that's your perception and your choice. But if you remember things as being somewhat off, maybe a bit shady as some people have suggested you have to ask yourself if you want this to continue. Then watch and see if your elected officials vote as you do, or as they want to. That will tell if they truly represent you and the voice of the people, or only themselves and their outlook on what they think is best.
But hold on here! Is Donald Trump really clean as a whistle? He's a business man: I highly doubt it. But one thing he is not, is a politician. He is not one who has repeatedly ignored the will of the people and done what he wanted in office, and for that I can only say he's better than the others. It's kind of like having yourself frozen when you die with the hope of being unfrozen at some point in the future and restored to life. If you die and are cremated or buried you have a zero percent chance of being brought back to life. If you are frozen you have a less than zero chance at being brought back, Trump is a less than zero percent chance for the American People to continue on the path we have been on for years, and I think we have to take that chance.
If you're interested, here is a fictional story I have been working on for a while. It details the struggle to run for office against the establishment.
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I began this work several years ago; now it seems as though the topic is becoming similar to reality, or maybe reality is following my topic.