politics

Party Systems & the GOP in 2015

I’ve been thinking about American political parties some today after hearing about a report from the Washington Post that saying the RNC/GOP may be making plans for how to nominate someone other than Trump if he’s in the lead going into the convention.

And? Okay. I understand that, because: Trump. But, on the other hand, if he’s who Republicans across the States vote to nominate, he should be the nominee, because if not? What’s the point? (But don’t even get me started on what so many Americans apparently support because YIKES.)

For once I guess I don’t have to feel too awkward about agreeing with Ben Carson about something:

“I am prepared to lose fair and square, as I am sure is Donald,” Carson said. “But I will not sit by and watch a theft. I intend on being the nominee. If I am not, the winner will have my support. If the winner isn’t our nominee, then we have a massive problem.”

Read more on Politico.

Also watch the video above if you’re a big ol’ nerd who likes fast facts about the history of political parties in the US. We haven’t always been stuck on just these two (or any at all), and maybe that’ll be the case again sometime soon…ish.