There are some conservative activists who have sour grapes about Donald Trump having enough delegates to win the Republican Party nomination for president on the first ballot at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. They want Trump’s delegates, who are supposed to represent the voters who voted for Trump on the first ballot, to be able to invoke a “conscience clause” at the convention and say they just can’t support him.
They are risking an explosion of outrage from disenfranchised Trump voters that will rip the Republican Party apart. Though some conservative activists believe this is their chance to get Ted Cruz or some other conservative the nomination on the second or third ballot, I believe the party establishment would probably unite behind a free trade, open borders, pro-amnesty candidate and steal the nomination from both Trump and Cruz.
I believe Donald Trump, at this late date, is the only one who can defeat Hillary Clinton. Though some Republicans have reservations about him, a victory for Clinton would be far worse for those who want foreign trade deals that benefit American workers, enforcement of our immigration laws, secure national secrets and a president who will stand up for America.
— Russell Dorsey, Altoona