Pat Buchanan was interviewed by Sean Hannity last night and raises some good fundamental points regarding the ridiculous positions espoused by professional punditry and political elites. Lots of plain common sense:
Buchanan points out:
1. Trump is holding rallies of 20,000 – 30,000+ IN A PRIMARY. This is a historic point that most seemingly overlook. No-one ever before has gathered such crowd sizes in “primary races“. Supportive crowds the size of Trump (and yes, Sanders) have only before been witnessed in “general elections”, and only one candidate on the republican side is capable of generating this much enthusiasm.
2. The talking point of a “contested convention” when the clear frontrunner is millions of votes ahead of the field is ridiculous. Prior 19th century “contested”, “open” or “brokered” conventions never involved the sheer scope of the 2016 primary vote lead (currently 2.4 million ahead with well over 8 million votes).
3. This is not forty years ago. With instantaneous communication, instantaneous individual video recordings, and instantaneous video transmission of convention events to the phones, computers and TV screens of the larger U.S. electorate, the visible damage to the party apparatus attempting to defy the will of the voter will be irreparable if the RNC attempts or allows it.