U.S. Republicans have a problem – what to do with Donald Trump. Do they let him in the clubhouse or cross fingers hoping he’ll go away? By now the RNC must know he isn’t going away, not only is Trump basking in early poll glory, he has Republicans by the balls.
Not that early polls amount to anything, look at Michele Bachmann’s 2012 presidential dream imploding with a sixth place showing in the Iowa caucuses. Bachmann dropped out – first place polls throughout 2011 meant nothing when push came to shove. Problem is, Trump is no Bachmann.
Trump isn’t a politician, has no time for political propriety or inclination to play by old boy rules. A man utterly void of filters, eclipsed by dismissive refusal to apologize, steadfast assertions and image of self importance greater than that of a Roman emperor. Hail Trump, or risk his wrath.
Much as I dislike Republican politics, I almost feel sorry for them. Trump’s response in a recent interview with The Hill when asked about possibly running as an Independent –
“I’ll have to see how I’m being treated by the Republicans,” Trump was quoted as saying. “Absolutely, if they’re not fair, that would be a factor.”
Trump said the RNC was “always supportive” when he donated to the conservative party, the newspaper reported.
But now, “the RNC has not been supportive,” he said in the interview on Wednesday. “The RNC has been, I think, very foolish.”
The RNC had issued a statement saying remarks by Trump, who on Saturday disputed the heroism of McCain, who was held prisoner for five years during the Vietnam War, had “no place in our party or our country.”
Not so fast Republicans, you be nice to Mr. Trump or he’ll run off simply because he can. A rogue Trump will split your votes, guaranteeing a win for Clinton. I’m placing my bet on Clinton for the win despite your Trump shenanigans, but you have other plans. So what to do with Donald Trump?