The Republican National Convention starts today at 1pm and things should be pretty entertaining from the moment the gavel drops.
The “Dump Trump” movement among the delegates is picking up steam as the vote on the party platform nears. Still up for major debate– the binding of the delegates. Will they be able to vote for whomever they want?
The #FreetheDelegates campaign continues. A source close to the Delegates Unbound effort suggests that “if the delegates are able to turn this from a scripted televised event to an actual convention they’ll be on the way to eliminate Donald Trump as the candidate.”
Now that would be show business!
from the FreetheDelegates website, a letter to Rance Preibus:
As Republicans, we are devoted to the pillars of conservatism that have made America great. For generations, we have worked to build a party that embodies the American dream.
That’s how the GOP became the party of freedom, prosperity, and opportunity.
It was the GOP that fought to abolish slavery, and was the GOP that championed women’s suffrage. Today, it is the GOP that works for stronger families and stronger communities for a strong and prosperous America.
Many of our country’s greatest leaders were, and are, members of the GOP — we are the party of Lincoln, Eisenhower, and Reagan.
But today, we are saddled with a presidential candidate who holds none of the qualities of our party’s greatest leaders.
He lacks common decency, respect of the Constitution, and the temperament of someone fit to be Commander-in-Chief.
That is why we cannot, in good conscience, support Donald Trump for President of the United States. We are standing firm for the core Republican principles we cherish and that Trump in no way represents.
Mr. Chairman, we are calling on you to support us in reaffirming the longstanding principle that delegates to the GOP Convention can vote their conscience in the name of preserving the legacy of our party and our nation.