Bear with me, here.
So how does the GOP save the party, the conservative movement, the country, and perhaps Western Civilization itself – from the Dems, from Trump, and even from themselves?
I’ve got an idea.
Assumptions: Trump is going to get slaughtered by Hillary – but he’ll drawn a lot of “disenfranchised”, PC-weary voters from both parties; Dems who’d never dream of voting for Cruz, but find Hillary warmed-over and underwhelming.
So Here’s The Plan: Here’s how it works:
- The GOP should “steal” the nomination from Trump. And they shouldn’t be even a little bit subtle about it; they should make it big, arrogant and blatant. They should poke the bear’s gargantuan ego with big nasty sticks – the better to inflame The Donald. They should do it, and do a big, ugly, arrogant end-zone happy dance when they do.
- The Donald, his ego suitably affronted, will launch a “Great” third party bid – The Trump Party”, most likely. It’ll be the best ever; Trump will bring more money to the table than Croesus himself. By the time he’s done, nobody will care about “that loser” Cruz or “that witch” Hillary.
- Of course, they will. The three parties will split the vote such that nobody gets 270 electoral votes. Oh, it’ll be close – but let’s look at the Electoral College under my scenario:
Lets assume Hillary takes Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania – none of which I consider givens, but lets be, ahem, conservative here.
Hillary comes up one electoral vote short. Cruz, 24 shy of a win. Trump, 247 light.
And then what?
Here’s What: According to the Constitution, if there is no winner in the Electoral College, the House of Representatives chooses the President.
Disclaimers: I’m not going to bet money on any of this. Also, I’m being tongue-in-cheek as can be (which, I’m going to guess, completely escapes any left-leaning commenters and bloggers who read this. In fact, just watch; that, I’d bet money on) .