Republican Party “elite” shouldn’t block Trump nomination

Posted 1 April 2016 at 12:00 am


First, let me start by stating that I am a registered Conservative and cannot vote in the upcoming New York primary. So, as I told some of my conservative friends, I hadn’t been paying much attention to the primary races. I am waiting for the general election to really pay attention.

That changed when I saw the Republican Party was making a very real and open attempt to bar Trump from winning the nomination. I do not agree with a lot of what Donald Trump says but I dislike any political party deciding they know better than the American voters who the nominee should be.

While much of what Donald Trump says is offensive to many people, he has a right to say it! These protestors that are exercising their right to assemble and protest are, at the same time, trying to deny Trump the same as guaranteed by our constitution.

Following the Florida primary, which Trump won, the governor endorsed Donald Trump and was severely criticized for it by the Republican establishment and the press. His answer to that criticism was great. He stated he was endorsing the “will of the people.”

While some, or even most, may disagree with him, Donald Trump, to this point, has received the most votes.

Anytime a group of elitists think they know better than the people we should all be concerned. The Donald Trump question will be decided at the voting booth. For ANY group to try and influence the outcome the way it’s being done this year is just wrong. The irony in all this is the Republican Party is now endorsing a candidate they vehemently opposed at the start.

I just hope everyone votes their own minds and do not allow themselves to be influenced by anyone or anything other than the candidates and their positions on the issues. That is why I hope Donald Trump wins the Republican primary.


Ken Longer
Town of Kendall
Conservative Party committee