“Cowards run from fights.” Donald Trump’s would be GOP challengers write op-ed slamming RNC for cancelling primaries.

By |2019-09-15T04:46:51-08:00September 15th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , |6 Comments

Here is an excerpt from the op-ed penned by Mark Sanford, Joe Walsh and Bill Weld working together. 

Courtesy of WaPo:

The three of us are running for the Republican nomination for president in a race that will inevitably highlight differences among us on matters of policy, style and background. But we are brought together not by what divides us but by what unites us: a shared conviction that the United States needs a strong center-right party guided by basic values that are rooted in the best of the American spirit.

A president always defines his or her party, and today the Republican Party has taken a wrong turn, led by a serial self-promoter who has abandoned the bedrock principles of the GOP. In the Trump era, personal responsibility, fiscal sanity and rule of law have been overtaken by a preference for alienating our allies while embracing terrorists and dictators, attacking the free press and pitting everyday Americans against one another.

No surprise, then, that the latest disgrace, courtesy of Team Trump, is an effort to eliminate any threats to the president’s political power in 2020. Republicans have long held primaries and caucuses to bring out the best our party has to offer. Our political system assumes an incumbent president will make his case in front of voters to prove that he or she deserves to be nominated for a second term. But now, the Republican parties of four states — Arizona, Kansas, Nevada and South Carolina — have canceled their nominating contests. By this design, the incumbent will be crowned winner of these states’ primary delegates. There is little confusion about who has been pushing for this outcome.

What does this say about the Republican Party? If a party stands for nothing but reelection, it indeed stands for nothing. Our next nominee must compete in the marketplace of ideas, values and leadership. Each of us believes we can best lead the party. So does the incumbent. Let us each take our case to the public. The saying “may the best man win” is a quintessential value that the Republican Party must honor if we are to command the respect of the American people. Cowards run from fights. Warriors stand and fight for what they believe. The United States respects warriors. Only the weak fear competition.

“Only the weak fear competition.” I like that. 

I think Trump realizes that his hold on the party is the result of his use of bullying and that if he is shown to be a paper tiger by any of these challengers he risks losing support he desperately needs to win the election. 

I don’t really think that any of these three pose a legitimate risk to Trump’s nomination, but they do embody the portion of conservatives who are embarrassed and ashamed of the man representing them in the White House. 

Personally I think that by having the RNC skip these primaries Trump is already showing himself to be a paper tiger. 

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  1. OT-FYI September 15, 2019 at 7:53 am
  2. Anonymous September 15, 2019 at 9:48 am

    Yeah, well. Moscow mitch cant go against putins plans. Besides all involved were promised a giant slice of american pie. The oligarches know how to loosen up thins so the money freeflows into their hidden accounts doncha know?

  3. Anonymous September 15, 2019 at 10:13 am

    Those poor guys. Didnt get the memo, i see. The republican party has been hijacked by putin and he aint given it back! The end.

  4. Anonymous September 16, 2019 at 9:58 am


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