RNC Chairman Reince Priebus responded on ABC’s This Week regarding Trump’s statement that he would not rule out a third-party if he feels he was cheated out of the nomination. Priebus said:
“If you were running for president of the Kiwanis Club or the Boy Scouts and you said you don’t know if you like the Kiwanis or the Boy Scouts, I think that makes your challenge even greater to ultimately win those kinds of posts,” Priebus said. “It’s no different for the Republican Party.”
What he fails to understand is what Trump means by “Treated Fairly”. Here are a couple of situations that Trump would consider to be unfair treatment:
Trump wins 1,237 delegates, then the RNC changes the rules so that Trump is not voted in as the Republican candidate on the first ballot per the current RNC rules. Subsequently, another candidate, who may not be in the race at the time, is voted in as the Republican Candidate.
Trump wins 1,237 delegates, then the National RNC works with several State RNC chapters to have their delegates vote for a candidate other than Trump on the first ballot. Subsequently, another candidate, who may not be in the race at the time, is voted in as the Republican Candidate.
Trump is a business person. The last thing Trump wants is to have to run for the Presidency of the United States without the support, finances, infrastructure, and database of supporters and State Party resources of the Republican Political party! To start a 3rd party in July of 2016, just 4 months before the November elections, would be practically impossible. Trump knows this and is trying to stalemate the GOP bosses to behave themselves regardless of the pressures from the Republican elites, lobbyists, and big donors.
I hope for the sake of the GOP, that the RNC does not do anything to help give control of this country to Hillary and the Democrats. Given the divide that would be caused by any such RNC machinations, the Republicans could lose control over the House and Senate as well.