To The Daily Sun,
Middle of last week someone commented to the effect that "Trump is not a legitimate Republican candidate." What I failed to find in her message was why? And just what does constitute a "legitimate candidate"?
In the last senatorial elections, the New Hampshire Republican Committee rammed a Massachusetts RINO, after finagling his New Hampshire residency, down Republicans' throats for the New Hampshire senatorial candidate. The Democrats said, "thank you." Does being the establishment pet make someone a legitimate candidate?
Back to candidates for the POTUS: our Constitution lays out the eligibility requirements. (http://www.presidentsusa.net/qualifications.html) U.S. Constitution, Article II, Section 1 — No person except a natural born citizen, or a citizen of the United States, at the time of the adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the office of president; neither shall any person be eligible to that office who shall not have attained to the age of 35 years, and been 14 years a resident within the United States.
I do not see anything there that disqualifies Trump so he must be a "legitimate candidate".
While Trump is superb at bringing America's true issues to light, he is a totalitarian. I see too much likelihood of him going Obama's way, bypassing Congress with "pen an phone." What I think needs to happen is for the RNC "establishment" to get their collective tails in gear and uphold their campaign promises — or expect Trump to be their party's choice.
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