Reports From the Republican National Convention 2016

Here are three links for submitted and published newspaper columns leading up to and during the RNC 2016. The convention was an awesome experience. Donald J. Trump was nominated as the Republican nominee along with Indiana Governor, Mike Pence as his Vice-Presidential running mate.

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Sunday, July 17, 2016

July 20, 2016

July 22, 2016

Because I attended the entire Convention I can remark that it was a positive experience and the first big step in unifying the Republican Party in support of our nominee, Donald J. Trump.  I am a Republican and County Chairman, so I supported ALL the candidates throughout the primary. Since the primary ended and Trump emerged as nominee, I have and will support him in winning the Presidency in November.

Ted-Cruz-downcast-200x200There are some holdouts, however, as we saw at the Convention. While I respect everyone’s opinion and right to support Cruz or Kasich, it is past time to support the nominee. Cruz’s speech at the Convention was counterproductive and selfish. The friction between him and Trump has been no secret, but as an alternative, he could have offered his support in a statement such as,

“I have to decided to offer my assistance to OUR nominee, Donald J. Trump, in beating Hillary Clinton in November and ask you to do the same. It is time to put ALL differences aside, turn the other cheek, and win in November. Otherwise, our country will be unrecognizable in four years.” – (what he could have said but didn’t)

But instead Cruz pontificated for 23 minutes touting his values and his father’s struggles, “freedom”, and “liberty”. As for the wide majority of Delegates, Alternate Delegates and Guests I spoke with “disappointment” was an understatement. What, really, will his inability to “put his pride aside” do to move our nation forward or unify as a party? The answer is NOTHING… it was a selfish move.

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Overall the convention was well organized(seamless) and our Delegation was shown tremendous hospitality by the event staff, residents of Cleveland, the Secret Service, and all Law Enforcement. There was little trouble, even with protesters. Michele and I can’t wait to go back 2020 and we highly recommend the experience. I’ll start putting my change in the jar now and maybe I’ll have enough saved in four years!

It’s time to put your game face on folks! We must win this election. The stakes are too high and there will be no forgiveness once Hillary takes the White House. I’m telling you, we will be doomed.

Be sure to watch Dinesh D’souza’s “Hillary’s America” coming soon to theater near you. Click HERE for preview.hillarys-america-movie-private-showing-51

 

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