Charles Koch Is Privately Committed To Getting Paul Ryan Nominated In Cleveland

  • metta

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    Apr 04, 2016 9:49 PM GMT
    Charles Koch Is Privately Committed To Getting Paul Ryan Nominated In Cleveland


    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/charles-koch-paul-ryan-nomination_us_57029099e4b083f5c6082b95?section=politics
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    Apr 04, 2016 10:01 PM GMT
    Cue Trump running as an independent - which will probably happen whether he loses the nomination by fair means or foul:
    "So many people have begged me to run. I just don't wanna let them down. We can still make America great again blah, blah, blah..."
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    Apr 04, 2016 11:08 PM GMT
    Koch brothers must be laughing at the stupidity of liberals for helping them eliminate the one man they feared.

    Liberals attacked, rioted and threatened to "Burn Down The Country" if Donald Trump is elected. This gives Republican delegates the excuse to say "Donald Trump is too risky and disruptive" and nominate the more conservative Paul Ryan. Actions have consequences.

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    Apr 09, 2016 5:21 AM GMT
    Paul Ryan Releases Campaign Video, Swears He's Not Running


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    Apr 09, 2016 6:00 AM GMT
    Politicians have often said they weren't running. Then have a dramatic change of mind because of "overwhelming support" or some similar phrase. In other words, they're compelled to run by others.

    As for Liberals "rioting" to "prevent" Trump from running, per S2Ki, I must have missed those headlines. Seems to me it's been the increasingly stiff resistance by the Republicans themselves to a Trump candidacy that's slowed his momentum recently. And Trump's own frequent gaffs, the most recent once again being to attack women.

    Yes, actions do have consequences. And if Trump is beginning to stumble, the causative action is his own crazy rhetoric.

    But blaming Democrats is equally crazy. They would be happy to run against Trump in November. All the polls show them trouncing him, along with a good portion of the Republican ticket at all levels if Trump's at the top.

    Perhaps attacking Trump this early was tactically unwise, until he had the nomination locked-up. But Dems want to soften the target early, and throw mud at all the Republicans along with him in earlier contests.
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    Apr 09, 2016 4:24 PM GMT
    metta saidPaul Ryan Releases Campaign Video, Swears He's Not Running


    So?
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    Apr 09, 2016 4:30 PM GMT
    Remember RULE 40. Trump and Cruz have publicly stated that they want RULE 40 to remain applicable--i.e., no one with less than 8 states won can participate in a contested convention.
  • musclmed

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    Apr 09, 2016 4:50 PM GMT
    cant a majority suspend the rules?
  • roadbikeRob

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    Apr 09, 2016 5:16 PM GMT
    I could possibly support Paul Ryan for President under the following conditions:
    1. He wants to be President
    2. He focuses on economic and financial issues
    3. The hapless Hillary ho wins the democratic nomination
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    Apr 11, 2016 5:06 PM GMT
    Paul Ryan, a Mirage Candidate, Wages a Parallel Campaign


    http://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/11/us/politics/paul-ryan-a-mirage-candidate-wages-a-parallel-campaign.html