State Republican Parties Trying to Figure Out How to Stop the Trump
Some Republican state officials are so desperate to avoid the awful truth that Donald Trump is the face of the party, they're trying to keep him off of the primary ballot.
The Virginia and North Carolina parties are in discussions about implementing a new requirement for candidates to qualify for their primary ballots: that they pledge to support the Republican presidential nominee—and not run as a third-party candidate—in the general election.
The procedural moves are clearly aimed at Trump, who pointedly refused to rule out a third-party run during the first GOP debate. […]
“It happens to be one of the things that we are discussing for the 2016 primary,” said Whitbeck, who expressed confidence that Trump would eventually commit to supporting the GOP nominee. He said the aim of the proposal is to unify the party and “isn’t about any single candidate.”
Right. It's got nothing to do with Trump, they just want to make sure the party is unified. That's believable. By the way, this is totally unenforceable. It's a pledge. What are they going to do if he refuses? Call him a liar? That'll help.
Look, Republicans, you created this monster. You let loose the absolutely worst elements of racism and xenophobia in your party, and these are your just desserts. The reason he has such a passionate following is because he's appealing to the electorate you've created. Trump is all yours. Own it.