Join, Or Die

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One of the problems Republicans now have is who do they elect as their candidate for the 2016 elections. So far, eleven people are still running. The New Hampshire primary may winnow the field somewhat, but some candidates are convinced they can make it through the February primaries including Navada and South Caroline, to Super Tuesday when most of the southern states have their primaries.

It’s a pipe dream of many in the field, and it is possible that Donald Trump will only be a memory by that time. This is not likely, but anything can still happen.

The problem to which I am alluding is caused by this wealth of really good Republican candidates. It is time to get the field down to a precious few. Two is a good number with which to exit Super Tuesday, which means that any candidate that is polling less than 20 percent should hang-up their spurs and get out of the rodeo.

The reason is that we need to stop the bleeding that is part of a tough primary season, and start concentrating on the real competition, the presumptive Democrat candidate, Hillary Clinton. The Republican Party needs to come together by thinning the intra-party competition. This means that several candidates have to go.

The Republican Party needs to come together like hippies in the Age of Aquarius, hair and all. Remember the old “united we stand” motto? Well, thanks to the wisdom of Benjamin Franklin there is another appropriate phrase that even has its own logo.

Join or Die!

If the Republicans cannot join together the disparate parts of their Party, well, the Party could die. This may be the best opportunity to gain the White House in a generation, and we cannot afford to waste it.

2 thoughts on “Join, Or Die”

  1. I don’t have time to blog like I’d like, but it occurred to me this morning that the Repubs are not the ones to have a brokered convention, but the Dems.
    There’s is the fractured party. They know both their candidates are a fail and will have to be replaced.
    And it will be too late.
    As for the Repubs, where is the money coming from that keeps the low margin candidates in?
    It’s the voters/supporters that are keeping them alive.

  2. Ed: I agree with you 100%. The Dems have their own problems, but Hillary is dangerous and we have to put our best candidates forward to trounce the woman. I was wondering about how some of those people are keeping in the contest on the Republican side. Somehow, Bush has money, and I think Fiorina has some of her own money. Paul seems to have all those Ron Paul donors, and I can’t imagine how Christie stays in the hunt. Maybe after New Hampshire money will become a bigger issue, and they will start dropping out.

    Thanks for you comment, and have a good day.

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