Ex_Mil8 saidIt's such a dilemma for Trump. The only way he can ingratiate himself with the GOP leadership (and gain access to the party's campaign funds) is to drop the base rhetoric that has made him so popular with the Trump trash and made him the presumptive nominee. Trump’s time as the presumptive nominee has already been dominated by policy flip-flops. It will all end in tears for him and the GOP.
I don't know how this will play out. Too many unknowns even this late in the game.
The GOP might bend over for the convenience of a White House bid. What would they lose, their integrity? Their dignity?
This shows me the benefit of a superdelegate-type system which, while it might keep out Bernie in a close race though I'd prefer his win, it would likely have kept out a Trump who I'd not want to risk. I know this sounds conservative of me, but I'd delay some progress for the hope of not stepping backwards.
These are bizarre times in America & we're way too big to fail.
While our founding fathers championed democracy, they also sought to prevent tyranny of the masses. Thus we've separation of powers, Constitutional limits, the Bill of Rights. We've rules for supermajorities which is where superdelegates can make some sense, that even if a con can sway a star struck plurality or a close majority, that shouldn't necessarily be enough to steal the rug from under a party.
Why shouldn't it be enough. Why doesn't democracy always take precedence? How do we promote democracy while preventing tyranny?