As Republicans seek to change the venue to re-nominate Trump, the real question is “Why do they want to re-nominate Trump?”
USA Today reported that “The Republican National Committee is zeroing in on Jacksonville as the new site for President Donald Trump to accept the party’s nomination, according to two sources briefed on plans of RNC officials.
“The shift to Jacksonville comes after the RNC backed out of Charlotte, North Carolina, last week after Gov. Roy Cooper and Charlotte Mayor Vi Lyles wouldn’t commit to allowing a full convention amid the coronavirus pandemic.”
I don’t know about you, but the line that caught my attention was “…for President Donald Trump to accept the party’s nomination…”
Now, just to be clear, I have no interest in assisting the Republican party. The most senior members of that party, from Vice President Pence to Majority Leader McConnell, to Attorney General Barr, to Secretary of State Pompeo, to RNC Chair Ronna Romney McDaniel and on down, have been shown to be spineless, duplicitous, unpatriotic (yes, unpatriotic) Trump acolytes and enablers. But, even so, you’ve got to ask, why in God’s name would these people and the GOP overall, want to renominate Trump, this human stain on society, to lead the country for four more years?
Think about it.
When you watch the daily GOP senatorial “walk of shame,” as Republican senators pass by silently dodging reporters asking them to comment on the latest Trumpian tweet or outrageous “news conference” comment you’ve got to ask, why would they want to renominate him?
As you watch the few who do speak excuse themselves with comments like, “I’m late for lunch,” “I have to make a call,” or the most egregious, “I didn’t see it” or “I’m not familiar with that,” hiding behind phony schedules or deceitful lack of knowledge in order to avoid being the target of another Trumpian tweet or, horrors, lose support of what has to be becoming an ever shrinking base, you’ve got to ask, why would they want to renominate him?
Note: The base may be shrinking, but clearly, not going away completely.
Does the GOP have alternatives to Trump? Probably. The most likely suspect is Pence, followed by Barr and Pompeo. These mini-Trumps, these Trumps who, without his sordid, unseemly, sleazy, mendacious characteristics that seemingly appeal to his base (well, maybe Barr has all those characteristics as well), would most likely lose. But, by nominating them and not Trump, perhaps the “Grand Old Party” would accept the loss, but with just a little dignity restored.
Wait, what am I saying? Lose with dignity? Why should the GOP be accorded any “dignity?” After what they’ve let happen in the last 3+ years. Let the GOP nominate Trump in Jacksonville. And then lets watch them all go down in flames.
So forget all what I wrote above.
In the immortal words of the late, great, Emily Litella, “Never Mind!”