The #NeverTrump Crowd Should Get a Life (UPDATED)
I would also recommend Ronald Kessler's article on how Trump revived Mar-a-Lago. Yes, it's a fancy-shmancy resort, but Kessler, who has known Trump for years, provides insight into Donald's meticulous, yet gracious, management style that might translate well to the White House.
Although it can be argued Marco would have won Virginia were it not for the winless Kasich and Rubio might be back in the game if he could win Florida on March 15, that's a helluva long shot, considering the Sunshine State is almost as much home turf to Trump as it is to Rubio. So Cruz has emerged as the not-Trump and it will be interesting to see if he can build on his three Super Tuesday victories. The map suggests that will be difficult. The Texas senator depended on a Southern strategy that seems not to be working.
But relax, you #NeverTrump people. A Donald nomination is far from a calamity, unless you see it as a threat to your personal career, not the country. On that I have no comment. You will have to look to yourselves.
But as a final admonition not to worry, as a former sixties civil rights workers, let me assure you Donald Trump is not a racist. If you think Trump’s a racist, you don’t know what a real one is. And further, you are playing into the ultra-reactionary, race-baiting game indulged in ad infinitum by such Democrats as the Reverend Al Sharpton.
On another item on which I, as a devoted lifetime Zionist, have some background, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict - Cruz and Rubio are both being disingenuous in their criticism of Trump, to put it kindly. Trump has made very clear on numerous occasions his highly pro-Israel feelings. He lead the Israel Day parade in New York. His own beloved daughter Ivanka converted to Orthodox Judaism. Trump’s statement – that in order to negotiate an end to the conflict, you have to start from an even-handed position -- has always been standing operating procedure. And Trump has been the first to admit that even on those conditions, such a negotiation has little current chance of succeeding. If you're interested in the welfare of Israel, I think it's one of the safest assumptions anyone can make that Donald Trump will be a hundred times better, at the minimum, than Barack Obama.
Now on to Thursday's debate. Let's hope the temperature is dialed down a tad.
Roger L. Simon is an award-winning novelist, Academy Award-nominated screenwriter and co-founder of PJ Media. His next book - I Know Best: How Moral Narcissism is Destroying Our Republic, If It Hasn't Already - will be published by Encounter Books in June 2016.