Finally, the Republican Party has a clear-cut choice for their nominee, and the GOP is getting on board with it. Or are they?
There is still talk of a possible contested convention. There are still those who say the delegates could change their minds and nominate someone else. Really, this is the problem with a system run by, developed by and controlled by career politicians and those willing to be led by such. The Republican Party, the “people,” have made their choice clear. Good or bad, the choice has been made. We are not sheep to be led. We have a mind of our own and we have made the choice. This is what the Republican and Democratic parties do not and will not come to grips with. They feel that no matter what our choice is, we don’t know what is good for us.
Gov. Larry Hogan was not a career politician. Yes, his father was, but he chose to go into business. He ran for governor and he was elected by the people. And here is what the Democratic and Republican parties cannot come to grips with. Maryland’s governor would not have been elected if it were not for the joint effort of the Democratic and Republican party members voting for him.
We are all fed up with politics as usual, Republican and Democrat. It has been working well for Maryland so far, and I believe it could work for the country. You do not need to be a career politician to run for office or be good at it. What experience did Obama have before the presidency? And was his presidency a good one?
It is our choice — the people — to have Donald Trump as our nominee. It is no different than any other choice in the past. Only time will tell if it was a good choice. Isn’t that the measure of any nominee, time?
If we are wrong, and I am sure most voters will admit they have made bad choices in the past, it is on us, and we will try again next time. Get behind who we have selected and stop the threats of a contested convention, or that delegates can change their minds. There are many other political offices up for election and if those candidates continue to ignore their constituents, they may also be looking for new jobs.
Charles E. Hubbard