Ben Carson told Fox & Friends on Monday that he believes that the GOP will face extermination if Donald Trump isn’t the nominee.
“Well, you know, I can tell you this, if there are shenanigans, if it’s not straightforward, all of those millions of people that Donald Trump has brought in to the arena are not going to stay there. And the Republicans are going to lose, and it’s going to be not only the presidency, but it’s going to be the Senate. And it could even be the House. It’s going to be absolute destruction. So the real question is, are the established Republicans, who they say they don’t exist, they say there’s no such thing, yeah, right — are they more concerned about maintaining control and their positions, or are they more concerned about America? And if they’re more concerned about America, they will not blow up a straightforward process, they will let the will of the people prevail,” Dr Carson told Fox & Friends Monday morning.
Dr. Carson believes that even though Trump has only won a plurality of the votes and the delegates, he must be the nominee.
Most would agree that the final nominee has to be one of the two finalists. It should be either Trump or Cruz.
No one wants shenanigans and the party establishment will destroy the party if they negate the votes of millions, however, if Trump can’t win the requisite number of votes, he must go through the process that has been in place to decide who the nominee will be. It would be unfair to give him the nomination with only a plurality. He will have the most delegates on the floor and will have the most power to get to the magic number.
Trump wants the nomination if he has the most votes but that’s not the way it works. He has to get to 50 plus one.
And what about the millions who don’t want Trump? Trump has failed to win a majority in every state he has run in and his unfavorability ratings are the highest of any candidate in the race among Independents.
Trump’s net unfavorable rating among independents is -27%, that is, 27% more independents dislike rather than like him.
HuffPo graphs the trend of 121 polls and they pinpointed his overall unfavorability at 63.1%. Gallup has his non-favorable rating at 60% as of January 30th while Hillary, the candidate under FBI investigation, has 53% unfavorable. Gallup found he had the highest unfavorables ever recorded by a candidate.
In the CBS/NY Times poll, Trump scores a net negative of -33, with a favorable rating of 24%. A March 23rd Fox News poll found Donald Trump’s ratings worse than Hillary’s: 31 percent of voters view him favorably. A record 65 percent have an unfavorable opinion of him, up from 59 percent in September.
All the polls show the same thing. How do you win with a candidate who is disliked by the overwhelming majority of Americans? The polls also show that 54% of Americans would never vote for him under any circumstances.
We are anti-GOP establishment at the Sentinel – we’ve had it – however, the entire GOP has a right to vote and it’s certainly true that while Trump has brought in Democrats in states that allow cross party voting, it doesn’t mean they will vote for him in the election and in the end this is a GOP primary.
If the GOP doesn’t get its act together, we will be socialists or worse. There is no doubt about the direction the Democrats are headed.
Just food for thought.