[Anyone who bothers to read my messages, knows I loathe the New York Times. I don't subscribe, I don't read it, I don't link to it or send out their stories, and I rarely quote from the Jew-hating rag. Well, today I'm making an exception with this Op Ed a reader sent me written by Ross Douthat, the house "conservative." The reason being, Douthat and I seem to agree that the convention will not be decided as many pundits today predict.
The popular scenario circulating now, holds that the Republican establishment is going to rig the convention and bring in someone of their own choosing to be the nominee. But I don't buy it, and here's why. It makes no sense.
If there’s an ounce of survival instinct left in the Republican party, the GOP apparatchiks will be so relieved they have a bona fide alternative to Trump at the convention they’re going to embrace Ted Cruz like their favorite son. Why have an ugly knock down brawl, look like connivers in front of the entire country by bringing in a ringer at the last moment, when they can turn to a man who slugged it out with Trump from the beginning and beat him to a draw more or less? df]
“Cruz’s path to victory at a contested convention looks very clear indeed”
By Ross Douthat