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Friday, February 26, 2016

When will Arkansas politicos jump on the Trump train? Bud Cummins has.

Posted By on Fri, Feb 26, 2016 at 3:41 PM

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How long will we have to wait until Arkansas politicians make the same calculation Gov. Chris Christie apparently has — that a Trump nomination is inevitable, and it's time to hope onboard? There may not be many obvious analogues to Chris Christie-, Donald Trump-style Republicans (brash, moderate bullies) in Arkansas, but if and when he does win the nomination, surely at least a couple of elected officials in Arkansas will support Trump. 

Any guesses? Dennis Milligan, maybe?

Thinking of this reminded me that Bud Cummins, the former U.S. Attorney, congressional candidate and legal counsel for Mike Huckabee, endorsed Trump in a letter to the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette earlier this week

I've been a candidate, worked for a governor, counted Florida chads, and worked for a president. I voted in nine presidential elections. Always as a Republican.

The state GOP "establishment," including those in elected office, seems to be gravitating around one candidate in the presidential race. But I am going in a different direction. In the March 1 primary, I am supporting Donald Trump for president. For me, it's pretty simple.

GOP ranks are filled with Limbaugh listeners, conservative white-paper memorizers, and Charles Krauthammer and Thomas Sowell devotees. Many do an awesome job of articulating the nobility of conservatism (and make no mistake, conservatism is noble).

But most Americans are tired of talk. They don't understand why someone won't lead. They want someone to take risks. Donald Trump is the proven leader. The proven motivator. The person willing to take the fight to those people who oppose us, and willing to attack issues that chronically confound us.

Like Gen. George Patton, Mr. Trump sometimes gets off script. He departs from the party line. General Patton frustrated the politicians, but was a leader. He rallied his people, ignored skeptics, and attained goals others thought unattainable.


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