Yeah, there has been a call nationwide for states to cancel their Republican primaries in a show of support for Trump. I think that kind of sucks but I also think it's fairly common with popular incumbents, or is it?
Mark Sanford declares. Not earth-shattering news and a deeply flawed candidate. But heís from South Carolina so an early primary state with someone who has won there (and been scandalized there) presents at least something to pay attention to I guess.
I believe that South Carolina is in the process of canceling its GOP Presidential primary.
I didn't realize SC had already voted on this, which apparently they did on Saturday. I can't recall this move to cancel primaries for the incumbent. But I'm interested to know the history in that regard. In a race where 3 candidates have already declared to oppose the incumbent it seems like a party working hard to limit democracy. If the national GOP succeeds in handing the nomination to Trump by denying the people the chance to vote, really seems that this should be big deal. But I don't see the outrage.
Itís been done in some states before, by both Dems and the GOP. I donít like it, but itís the parties that set the rules, and nobody seems much to mind.
I don't like it either, but those things are completely up to the party. I guess knowing that SC is closing down their primary, what is the point of Sanford getting into the race. The only place he could really gain traction would be SC right? If that primary is shut down, how is he going to do any damage to Trump?
Not that I want him to stop, please Sanford stay in the race as long as possible to do the dems job for them. lol