Pat Buchanan, once an outsider Republican candidate for the presidency himself, writes in an op-ed for Townhall.com that the GOP powers-that-be have a problem on their hands if Donald Trump is denied the 1237 delegates needed to win the party's nomination.
No matter what happens in Wisconsin Tuesday, the party will never be the same because of Donald Trump, he says. In a piece entitled "What Trump Has Wrought," Buchanan writes:
Patriotism, preserving and protecting the unique character of our nation and people, economic nationalism, America First, staying out of other nation's wars — these are as much the propellants of Trumpism as is the decline of the American working and middle class.
Trump's presence in the race has produced the largest turnout ever in the primaries of either party. He has won the most votes, most delegates, most states. Wisconsin aside, he will likely come to Cleveland in that position.
If, through rules changes, subterfuge and faithless delegates, party elites swindle him out of the nomination, do they think that the millions who came out to vote for Trump will go home and say: We lost it fair and square?
Do they think they can then go back to open borders, amnesty, a path to citizenship, the Trans-Pacific Partnership and nation building?
Whatever happens to Trump, the country has spoken. And if the establishment refuses to heed its voice, and returns to the policies the people have repudiated, it should take heed of John F. Kennedy's warning:
"Those who make peaceful revolution impossible, make violent revolution inevitable."
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