As Trump talks himself out of the Republican nomination, who do we think will be the replacement?
While he still has his die hard supporters, it seems apparent now that moderates will not be able to support him. As more politicians rescind their approvals of him, and more delegates look for a way out, who will be the party standard-bearer? Cruz? Kasich? Walker? Ryan?
Many states have rules that the delegate must follow the popular vote of the state (winner take all) or the delegate must follow the vote of the district (split-state voting). To deviate would be embarrassing. That being said, the founding fathers originally did not want the delegates to be bound by the state voters as they felt that not all voters were smart enough to be entrusted with the power to choose a president, hence we vote for Electors or delegates. That being said, while the 2nd amendment gives the states the right to make rules to decide how Electors are chosen, etc there is no express wording in the Constitution that a state can force an Elector to vote the popular vote way. One could argue that the 10th Amendment might come into play and that no powers expressly given to the Federal Government lies with the States, but with voting that could be a slippery argument about natural rights and possible 1st amendment argument. A vote is technically free speech exemplified. So, if this becomes a court battle and the delegates do the "conscientious objector" argument they have been clamoring for this could be very interesting, and may make the Bush vs. Gore court battle look tame.
No one can replace him, and this election without him is a sham, and it will only produce a more weakness in an already pathetically weak country.
Really? Then why have so many prominent Republicans pulled their endorsement. And why are so many delegates looking for a way out of supporting him?
People pulling their endorsement is not the same as the candidate withdrawing. The never Trump movement is bad, though, because it nearly guarantees a Hillary win if they succeed.
Fuuny because Hillary supporters seem to think the same about write-ins for Bernie, or people voting for the Green Party.
Personally, I no longer buy into the lesser of two evils. A vote for anyone is a vote for that person, and no other.
It appears that both political parties are saddled with the front runners that the primary process created, a sort of like it or lump it situation.
He won't be replaced. He is the one that has been chosen by the people. Prominent republicans are backing away because he doesn't fit the establishment mold. It's too far in to try to replace him because they will lose all party support if they overstep what the people have asked for.
Hillary and Bill, or they won't live again in the White House.
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