Mark in Port St. Lucie, Florida, great to have you, sir. Hello.
CALLER: Hello, Rush. Like you, I read the Wall Street Journal almost every day. For the last five months I know you’ve seen that they’ve been hammering Trump with two to four articles a day.
CALLER: I don’t think they realize that this is like trying to put out a fire with gasoline. Can you imagine what a brokered convention with the passion of Trump representatives would look like? It’s gonna make the debates look tame.
RUSH: Well, we need to get into that, because even if they succeed in denying Trump 1,237, if the primaries work out, let’s say Cruz continues to gain ground and, I don’t know, Kasich, what happens if Kasich wins Ohio, you know, there’s a whole lot of stuff here yet to be decided.
Bottom line, if Trump goes into Cleveland with, say, 1,100 delegates, not 1,237, it looks like right now that the Republican Party is gonna use that as an opportunity to blow up this whole thing and use it to get rid of Trump and choose somebody else on the second, third, whatever, how many ballots it takes. In which case you’ve got not just Trump delegates that show up in Ohio, you’ve got Trump voters all over this country in an explosion of outrage.
Let’s say Trump gets within 50 delegates or a hundred and nobody else is close, and if they try to yank it away and don’t acknowledge the will of the people — that’s what they will be flouting. They will be flouting the will of Republican primary voters if they try that. There’s going to be chaos, and they may want the chaos.
But there’s another factor in this, too, that I don’t have time to get into now. I’ll do before the program ends, I promise. But this Wall Street Journal observation you had, too, you’re right about that, and they have not been able to stop Trump. So now they’re out there on TV saying that it’s my fault Trump hasn’t been stopped.