If you’ve been paying attention to the election at all (and if you’re on our site, we assume you have) you’ll know the GOP primaries have been less than pretty.
The established Republicans have been reeling over the success of outsider mogul Donald Trump and his meteoric rise in popularity. Their latest tactic to keep him out of the White House is a brokered convention, hoping that another candidate will steal away enough delegates to prevent Trump’s nomination.
You know your political party is in a state of disrepair when you’re trying to sabotage a leading candidate. But that’s the state of the Republicans in 2016. Instead of uniting to overturn Obama’s legacy and prevent four more years of liberal practices, they’re in-fighting.
The latest news comes out of Colorado, where in a shocking turn around Ted Cruz swept the delegates. This further complicates matters for Trump’s campaign, increasing the likelihood that he won’t secure enough votes to cinch the nomination.
Paul Manafort, Trump’s new convention manager, took to the air waves to vent his frustration over the loss. He blamed Ted Cruz’s campaign for acting in an aggressive manner to get ahead, going as far as comparing them to Nazis.
“Well, he’s threatening, you go to these county conventions, and you see the tactics, Gestapo tactics, the scorched-earth tactics,” Paul Manafort said of Cruz in a Sunday interview on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”
Of course every debate on TV and online eventually resorts to pulling up the Nazis.
Manafort, who helped manage the 1976 Republican convention for former President Gerald Ford, added that the Trump campaign would be filing “several protests” because Cruz’s campaign wasn’t “playing by the rules.”
“Well, there’s the law, and then there’s ethics, and then there’s getting votes. I’m not going to get into what tactics are used,” Manafort said. “I happen to think the best way we’re going to get delegates is to have Donald Trump be exposed to delegates, let the delegates hear what he says. He’s done very well so far in putting himself in position by virtue of communicating.”
There’s still more delegates to be gobbled up, so it remains to be seen whether there will be a brokered convention. Until a nominee is decided, though, we can expect more mudslinging and angry rhetoric or worse.
Source: Huffington Post