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Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Grumpy Trump and the GOP process

Whenever Donald Trump or his campaign screws up, he blames the people whose rules he failed to follow. He says he's now a Republican, although he never was before, but all he seems to do is blame the party for not handing over the nomination to him.

He now claims the nominating process is "rigged." The fact is, he has more delegates proportionally, than he has votes. 

It's Trump's team who is missing the deadlines and is being outmaneuvered by Ted Cruz's campaign. Now the party leaders are telling 'Trump the Grump' to "give us all a break."

Trump told Certainly Not News (CNN) on Tuesday at a town hall that he knows the rules "very well" but those rules are "stacked" against him by the establishment. Perhaps he's correct, but Ted Cruz is hardly the "establishment," and he's getting it right while Trump is screwing up.

And if he can't get the GOP rules right, how is he going to run a country?

Reince Priebus tweeted: "Nomination process known for a year + beyond. It's the responsibility of the campaigns to understand it. Complaints now? Give us all a break."

Sound words.

But let me be clear: if Trump wins the nomination, or if Cruz wins it, my vote goes to either one of them. 

If Kasich wins the nomination, we should all revolt by writing in our pick. Whenever Kasich speaks, he's making a speech and emphasizing his points with his karate chops. 

I can imagine him telling his wife that he loves her: "You know, Karen, I want to say that when we first met, and I was a simple congressman, and you were working for Ohio State University, I loved you then, and still love you now as I campaign for the presidency of the United States of America."

Back to Trump the Grump--if he didn't screw up and make it harder on himself, he might have been able to get those 1237 delegates to clinch the nomination.

But he didn't, and those are the rules for everyone.