By Jack Davis. Republican voters have put the party’s elite establishment on notice that any attempt to tamper with the will of the people will face a buzzsaw of anger.
Across the ever-expanding band of America the New York Times labeled “Trump Country” and beyond, voters reacted with anger to 2012 GOP candidate Mitt Romney’s Thursday speech to derail Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s candidacy. Romney spoke amid multiple reports of behind-the-scenes maneuvers to deny Trump the nomination at this summer’s Republican National Convention.
“I personally am disgusted by it — I think it’s disgraceful,” said Lola Butler, 71, of Mandeville, La., who voted for Romney in 2012. “You’re telling me who to vote for and who not to vote for? Please.”
Butler made it crystal clear how she felt.
“There’s nothing short of Trump shooting my daughter in the street and my grandchildren — there is nothing and nobody that’s going to dissuade me from voting for Trump,” she said . . .
“The furious campaign now underway to stop Mr. Trump and the equally forceful rebellion against it captured the essence of the party’s breakdown over the past several weeks: Its most prominent guardians, misunderstanding their own voters, antagonize them as they try to reason with them, driving them even more energetically to Mr. Trump’s side,” reads the Times article published Saturday and written by Michael Barbaro, Ashley Parker and Jonathan Marton. (Read more from “Republicans Just Revealed Something About Trump That Will Shake the Establishment to Its Core” HERE)
Mitt Romney Would Vote for Write-In Candidate Over Donald Trump
By Jordan Fraiser. Former Gov. and Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney said Donald Trump is “anything but presidential” and pledged to cast a write-in vote rather than support the Republican front-runner if he were to become this year’s GOP nominee.
During an interview on “Meet the Press”, Romney said. “I’m going to be voting, but I’ll vote for someone on the ballot that I think is a real conservative and who will make us proud and I may write in a name if I can’t find such a person.”
Romney stopped short of saying he regrets receiving Trump’s endorsement four years ago, but continued to condemn the Republican front-runner’s bombast and vulgarity. (Read more from “Mitt Romney Would Vote for Write-In Candidate Over Donald Trump” HERE)