More and more Republicans are saying it: get rid of our presidential nominee.
Dump Trump. Ditch Donald.
The latest Republican to speak out is talk-show host — and former GOP congressman — Joe Scarborough. He says Donald J. Trump has disqualified himself as a presidential candidate.
I believe I must remind Scarborough of the following: Republican Party primary voters had the opportunity all along the way to look to someone else when given the chance.
They chose to go with Donald Trump.
He won the GOP nomination fair and square. He scored a first-ballot win at the Cleveland convention.
Sure, Trump has made a hash of his campaign. His statements have boggled our minds. He is demonstrating time and time again his total unfitness for the job.
How, though, does the party ditch a nominee now?
My own sense is that the party ought to let the man finish what he’s begun. Let him complete the race. Let him continue to embarrass himself.
The party can recover. Political parties have ways to do it. The Republicans rebuilt their conservative coalition after the 1964 disaster when Barry Goldwater got trampled by Lyndon Johnson. Democrats did the same thing after getting battered by Richard Nixon’s landslide win over George McGovern in 1972.
It’s a bit late in the game for the Republican Party to change nominees now.
What’s more, as someone who has no intention of voting for Donald Trump — and who cannot stand the idea of his ever getting anywhere near the Oval Office — I plan to enjoy this supreme narcissist getting his noggin thumped.