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Some Republicans Could Back Hillary Clinton Over Donald Trump.

First, I am not a primary supporter of Donald Trump.  I have decided to cast my primary vote for Ted Cruz.

With that said, however, if the general election comes down to Trump receiving the Republican nomination, I will vote for him.

Saunders is a self-described socialist.  Socialism has failed every time it has ever been tried anywhere.

Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.

Winston Churchill

Hillary is another four or eight years of the proven failed policies of Obama.  Also with the pending FBI probe into Hillary’s alleged illegal actions while serving as Secretary of State, she is just not Presidential material.

Fair Ballot Access?

Let’s talk about a topic that really cooks my noodle.  I hear people clamoring about changing the way candidates can get onto the ballot.  These people claim that it is “unfair” for Democrats and Republicans to need, for example, 5,000 signatures to get on the primary ballot, but an unestablished party or an independent may need 25,000 signatures to get on the general ballot.

Let me make it very simple… Democrats, Republicans, and established parties are required to hold primaries.  In the primary a candidate must face-off against members of his (or her) same party to get the nomination to be on the ballot for the general election.  This is a hard-fought and expensive process that ends up with one name from each established party for the general election.  Participation in a partisan primary in no way whatsoever guarantees a candidate a spot on the general election ballot.

Unestablished parties and independents have NO requirement to primary.  They by-pass all the primary campaigning and are guaranteed a slot on the general election ballot.

So when you hear someone ranting about how unfair it is for independents and third-parties to be required so many more signatures, just point out to them that the requirement for additional signatures is exactly what makes the whole process fair.