ECLECTIC RANT: Post-Debate Musings

Ralph E. Stone
Friday October 21, 2016 - 12:56:00 PM

Should he lose the election, Trump won't pledge to concede to the winner. He's going to keep us in "suspense." This shouldn't surprise anyone. Remember, the first Republican debate in August 2015, when he said he would refuse to endorse the eventual Republican nominee for president. In September 2015, he refused to sign a loyalty to the party, but later he did sign the pledge. Then later during a CNN town hall in Milwaukee, he was asked if he was sticking to his pledge to support the nominee. "No, I don't anymore," Trump said. "No, we'll see who it is." Trump is not a loyal Republican Party member; he is really an outsider with his own private agenda. 

Why should Trump be a graceful loser. I expect Trump to start a TV/Radio program after he loses where he can rant about the rigged election and biased media coverage. He didn't lose; it was taken from him. After all, he will have about 30 to 40% of the voters as a potential audience, an audience he might lose if he concedes the election. He might even finally win an Emmy. 

He will, of course, leave the Republican Party in shambles.