A group of conservative leaders and activists, including RedState.com founder Erick Erickson and former George W. Bush adviser Bill Wichterman, called for the formation of a GOP “unity ticket” on Thursday to stop Donald Trump from becoming the 2016 Republican nominee...."Resolute"? How resolute?
"He shouldn’t be president of the United States,” said Quin Hillyer, a conservative columnist who emerged from the meeting as the new spokesman for the two dozen or so people who attended. He called the mood inside the room “resolute."
"The consensus was that we need a unity ticket of some sort and we’ll let the candidates work out who the unity ticket is,” [Hillyer] said. "Obviously, more conservatives seem to prefer Cruz to Kasich, and Cruz has more delegates right now, so if you do the math, it’s probably more likely to be Cruz-Kasich.”Wow, that's ... not very resolute.
But he went on to say that the unity ticket possibilities, and support for that ticket, should include both current and former candidates.
I remember being told at the beginning of the month that Republicans had two weeks to stop Trump's march to the nomination. That was two weeks and two days ago. Trump's still marching -- and even the people who most desperate to stop him continue to have no plan.
These guys, at least, have settled on the idea of a unity ticket, which they think should probably be Cruz-Kasich ... but they'll "let the candidates work out who the unity ticket is." Maybe it should be Kasich-Cruz. Or maybe it should include candidates who've dropped out -- you know, those fourteen other folks who ran. So many possible combinations!
What are the Trump-haters in the GOP waiting for? When is somebody going to come up with a serious, specific plan? By the time they finally figure out what they want to do, Trump will be in Cleveland accepting the nomination. They're hopeless.