It’s been like pulling teeth, but Ryan FINALLY fell in line and is now supporting Donald Trump for president.
And why wouldn’t he right? Trump is leading in many national polls, has made every other Republican candidate drop out of the race, and has legions of fans that will vote him into the presidency. So what took so long? My thinking is that Ryan was hoping for someone to come out of the woodwork and run a 3rd party campaign or the chance of a contested convention.
Since neither of those are happening, Trump is his man and we couldn’t agree more. About time, Paul.
Paul Ryan was the last holdout.
By bowing to Donald Trump, the new power inside the Republican Party, the House speaker and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell have consummated the marriage that the GOP establishment has resisted all year long. Their political fates are now formally hitched to the bombastic businessman, and they’ll have to deal with the consequences.
Politico makes it sound like this is a bad thing. News flash, it’s not. This will help unify the party as they throw their support behind the best candidate they’ve had in 40 years.
It’s no secret, though, that Ryan was reluctant to do this.
Love, though, this is not.
Both men have made clear that their support for Trump has its limits and that Republican candidates will be advised, even encouraged, to run as far away from the presumptive nominee as they need to.
If Trump strays too far from mainstream GOP views, they’ll call him out. And Trump’s attacks on fellow Republicans need to stop, McConnell advised in an interview with CNN on Thursday.
Overall, the two Republican leaders have shown they believe Trump is a better choice than Hillary Clinton — but not by much.
“It’s no secret that he and I have our differences,” Ryan, the final member of Republican congressional leadership to give Trump his blessing, said in an op-ed in his hometown paper. “I won’t pretend otherwise. And when I feel the need to, I’ll continue to speak my mind. But the reality is, on the issues that make up our agenda, we have more common ground than disagreement.”
“Once you’ve won, it’s a time to bring the party together and be gracious. I don’t agree with everything that Trump does or says but we have a choice, a choice between two very unpopular candidates. Very unpopular,” McConnell added.
Reluctant, ambivalent support is a stinky cologne to wear and it wreaks of desperation. Why not come out and say what all the voters want you to say, that Trump is the best way to win America back and his policies are exactly what this country needs!
It’s not a difficult thing to do. In my opinion, I think the Washington elite have finally lost and they’re pissed. Whatever. When America rises to it’s former greatness, the rest of the politicians will rue the day they ever doubted Trump.