Dear Never Trump:
I defend your right to organize and do all you can to derail the nomination of Donald John Trump. Use all the tricks you want. And when you lose in Cleveland you will have two choices: Trump or Hillary.
You may not like those choices, but life does not owe you all the choices you want.
I am sticking to the facts.
The fact is, all last summer you warned me that Trump was using the Republican Party. You made him sign a pledge to stay in the party. He signed.
The fact is, he emerged the winner in a field of 17 candidates.
The fact is, you want to renege on the pledge.
The fact is, he is drawing Democrats to the party in numbers not seen since Reagan ran in 1980.
The fact is, he has 7,811,245 votes, and his nearest rival has 5,732,220.
The fact is, he has 739 delegates, and his nearest rival has 465.
The fact is, he has a 67 percent or better chance of getting a majority of the delegates.
The fact is, he is self-funded, which is a problem for what Phyllis Schlafly calls the Donor Class.
The fact is, he is a conservative. Pro-gun? He and his sons acquired rare New York weapons permit for years. Pro-life? A little late to the game, but we need converts. Balanced budget? He is under his own budget by $50 million. Strong on the military. Strong on law enforcement.. Strong on immigration control.
And that latter is what this really is all about: Immigration control. The moneyed interests do not want it. And that includes Fox News owner Sir Rupert Murdoch,, and likely those donors who keep the National Review alive. In 60 years, the magazine never made money. Never. I find it odd that a conservative publication does not participate in capitalism.
I also am coming to grips with the reality that foundation conservatives -- those who work for "non-profits" -- are just as out-of-touch as those working for the liberal foundations. Each is conducting utopia in a test tube. We suffer as the guinea pigs for their airy theories. No, free trade has not benefited most of America. DC and NYC maybe, but not Flyover America.
Upset that The Donald went after Heidi Cruz? Well, the National Review is a fine one to talk considering the magazine recently called to deport Trump. It also called him an ape, et cetera. It called Trump Hitler -- excuse me, Father Führer -- in its latest issue. I am not rationalizing his behavior. He is what he is. I wish we had a better candidate. We don't.
But this is not about Trump. This is about Hillary. You want her as president? Then vote for her. A vote for a third-party candidate or staying home is chicken droppings. It amounts to almost the same thing, but it is the kind of passive-aggressive nonsense we expect from liberals.
I, however, will vote for the Republican -- even if Republicans steal the nomination. I was going to skip the election, but defeating Hillary is too important for games.
It is either you support the Republican nominee, or you support Hillary. There is no principle other than to stop the madness in Washington. Cruz slows it down but Trump will end it. And that is what really strikes fear among most of the Never Trump crowd.