Saturday, May 7, 2016

Remember When.....Everyone Pledged to Support the Republican Nominee

The people across the nation have spoken - Donald Trump is the presumptive nominee for the Republican Party.

The Party continues to unite and to heal after the conclusion of a bitterly-fought primary campaign - on all sides. All of the candidates were in the race to win the race, and their actions and rhetoric proved just that throughout the past year of campaigning. Time heals many wounds - no matter how deep those wounds may be.

There are some former candidates, though - and party power brokers - who are sticking their feet in the ground and refusing to lend their support to Donald Trump's eventual nomination. The most prominent of these former candidates and power brokers being Mitt Romney, Jeb Bush, and Lindsey Graham.

Trump rightly took heat when he refused to pledge his support for the eventual nominee. That same heat should be consistently spread to others who have previously made that pledge, yet are not honoring their word. It's important that our Republican Party supports the nominee for President. When we do not all come on board to support the nominee, we end up with someone like Barack Obama (as evidenced by the fractured party costing both McCain and Romney the 2008 and 2012 elections, respectively).

(All candidates on main stage - except Trump - pledge to support eventual nominee.)
LINDSEY GRAHAM: I'm going to support the Republican nominee, whoever that would be...Though, like Bob Dole, I may sleep late that day if it's Trump. But if it's Trump, So be it. That's who I'll support. 

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