Michael Gaynor
Arizona Trump supporters, make the upcoming Arizona Republican Primary HUGE!
By Michael Gaynor
August 4, 2016

Trump's Arizona Republican supporters have a golden opportunity to send a message to the Republican establishment that Trump supporters across the nation will not be taken for granted by voting for challenger Kelli Ward instead of McCain

It's no secret that there were some sore losers in the 2016 Republican presidential nomination race and several prominent members of the Republican political establishment have been distancing themselves from Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, banking on Trump supporters voting for Republican Congressional nominees, hoping to keep Republican control of Congress and looking forward to 2020.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell was reelected in 2014 and doesn't have to worry about facing Kentucky voters again until 2020, when McConnell should be 80 and planning his retirement, so expect him to continue to quibble with Trump instead of to attack Democrat presidential nominee Hillary Clinton...UNLESS McConnell suddenly realizes that there won't be a Republican Senate majority in 2017 if he doesn't change his ways.

Speaker of the House and unsuccessful 2012 Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan has been trying to remake Trump in his own image instead of accepting the will of the voters that Trump be the leader of the Republican Party.

Ryan is running for renomination in a Wisconsin congressional district in a few days and expected to win overwhelmingly, at least until Trump took the opportunity to send a message by pointedly refusing to endorse Ryan in his primary. Echoing Ryan's words in explaining why he did not endorse Trump after Trump became the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, Trump said he is "not quite there yet."

Ryan replied that he had not asked for Trump's endorsement, but that wasn't the point and if Ryan doesn't win his primary by more than 50%, Republican candidates distancing themselves from Trump will have cause to pause.

In addition, Trump also declined to endorse the latest reelection campaign of unsuccessful 2012 Republican presidential nominee and incumbent Senator John McCain, much better known these days as a regular Trump critic than a perfunctory or tepid Trump supporter.

Trump's Arizona Republican supporters have a golden opportunity to send a message to the Republican establishment that Trump supporters across the nation will not be taken for granted by voting for challenger Kelli Ward instead of McCain.

In 2012, McCain begged one last term by pledging to support a "dang fence."

It was about as credible as Hillary Clinton's tales about her email and Benghazi, but McCain got one last term.

The Arizona border is still insecure, of course and might end up more so, in part because McCain after losing to President Obama, said "election's have consequences" and then voted to confirm La Raza favorite Sonia Sotomayor as a "progressive" Supreme Court justice.

Ward is much more likely to help Trump do what is needed to make America great again than McCain is.

Just as the next President will either be Trump or Hillary Clinton, only Ward or McCain can win the Arizona Republican Senate primary on August 30.

Arizona Republicans, make America great again by making it Ward.

If McCain loses, such Republican Senators up for reelection as Kelli Ayotte of New Hampshire, Rob Portman of Ohio and Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania will realize that they can't criticize Trump with impunity and the Republican establishment will support instead of try to circumvent Trump and Trump's enthusiastic supporters.

© Michael Gaynor


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Michael Gaynor

Michael J. Gaynor has been practicing law in New York since 1973. A former partner at Fulton, Duncombe & Rowe and Gaynor & Bass, he is a solo practitioner admitted to practice in New York state and federal courts and an Association of the Bar of the City of New York member... (more)


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