Sunday, March 13, 2016

Is that what you want?

This Tuesday, Ohio voters will make their voices heard at the polls. Some have suggested that conservatives should vote for Ohio Governor Kasich so that Donald Trump does not win Ohio's 66 delegates. The strategy is interesting because it might work. But is that what you want?

1. First of all, recognize that these ideas are based on flawed political polls. While we do rely on the media for information, these polls have often been wrong. Relying on the media and pollsters and voting for someone other than a true conservative in effect eliminates our voice in the discussion. Is that what you want?

2. If conservatives tried to beat Trump by voting for Kasich, there may be other consequences. For instance, Kasich might win Ohio and be convinced to continue running. That would most certainly continue the division amongst the Republican candidates. Is that what you want?

3. Think of another consequence. If none of the candidates have the required 1237 delegates at the end, it would lead to a contested convention. Instead of having a candidate who best reflects the will of the people, we would be turning the vote over to the party which has disappointed us with their most recent decisions. Is that what you want?

This Tuesday, I will not use the suggested strategy. Instead, I will vote for the candidate I believe will do the best job as president. That candidate is Ted Cruz. He is a conservative that has a proven record. If that is what you want, then vote accordingly.

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