In a CNN Poll released this week, Just under 50% of Republicans tell Pollster ORC International that they would like to see Trump replaced on the Republican ticket, and some notable conservatives are commenting that the Trump campaign isn’t doing so great right now:
Trump’s campaign is a disaster. He has no ground operation. He has little staff. He is trailing in polling. He is $41 million behind Hillary Clinton in cash on hand. His super PAC has only $500,000 cash on hand with more than that in debts. He just tossed his campaign manager.
Trump could raise $1 million a day every day from now to the convention and still have less than Hillary Clinton, but he doesn’t even want to do that. RNC officials are grumbling that Trump won’t raise money.
By the way, Ted Cruz has six times more cash on hand right now than Donald Trump and Cruz dropped out at the beginning of May.
Read that here. And in a story by Politico yesterday, Trump opponents weren’t exactly shy and retiring after the series of campaign missteps by the Trump campaign, finding themselves suddenly emboldened by all the anti-Trump talk:
Throughout Tuesday, as Trump’s campaign sought to quash concerns about his anemic fundraising and decision to fire campaign manager Corey Lewandowski, anti-Trump delegates seized on glimmers of hope.
First, they snagged the endorsement of former U.S. Sen. Gordon Humphrey, who told POLITICO he’ll work full-time to help encourage New England delegates to rebel against Trump and to connect his allies with mid-level GOP fundraisers who can sustain their push through the convention. Later, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker endorsed one of their preferred methods for stopping Trump: freeing all 2,472 Republican National Convention delegates to vote their conscience, rather than abiding by rules and state laws that bind them to support Trump.
“Delegates are and should be able to vote the way they see fit,” Walker said, according to an Associated Press account.
My question to you, the faithful readers, is “What do you think?” Should Trump be given the opportunity to turn this around? Can he turn it around?
Given that the possibility of Hillary Clinton becoming president is tremendously unpalatable, should we be backing a Republican nominee apparent who needs to be doing better? Or do we need to free up delegates to vote their conscience?
The floor is yours.