Last night there was a lot of talk on Twitter from #NeverTrumpers vowing they would withhold their support and their vote for Trump and anyone who signed on with him. A few of our old Puma friend expressed sympathies. I get it. I was down with that struggle as much as anyone who participated. But these two movements are not the same for one central reason.
Puma rose up in direct defiance to the Rules & Bylaws Committee meeting, which met on May 31, 2008. In this meeting, held behind closed doors, they changed rules and realigned several pledged delegates from Clinton to Obama. They stone cold stole delegates in a legitimately fought primary as cover so a bunch of super-delegates could then switch sides. This was a matter of electoral theft.
#NeverTrump just lost. They lost fair and square. They may not like Trump, but there was no backroom deal that crowned him king. Trump won fair and square.
Now, in the principles of Puma Politics. #NeverTrumpers own their votes and they can do what they want with them. I suspect most will fall in line. But it’s important to note that the only way that they are like PUMA is this: They are not needed to win. They may want to think about what that means.
#MAGA, bitches. This is an open thread.