The Republican National Convention started yesterday in Cleveland, Ohio, and featured an eclectic mix of controversy and celebrity that voters have come to associate with the Trump campaign.
With GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump indicating that he will choose Indiana Governor Mike Pence as his vice president, Republicans and conservatives appear torn. Some critics of the selection have blasted Pence as a globalist neocon who supports the Obama-backed Common Core scheme, sovereignty-destroying “free trade” regimes, unconstitutional wars, and other deeply unpopular policies, rather than the Constitution and liberty. Other opponents have blasted Pence's surrender to extreme homosexual activists and corporate bullies demanding government aid in trampling religious liberty in Indiana. By contrast, the establishment media and some supporters of the selection claim Pence is a relatively solid conservative whose pro-life credentials and reputed social conservatism can help unify the conservative movement behind the Trump 2016 campaign.
In interviews with national talk-show hosts on July 14, presumptive Republican and Democratic presidential candidates, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton respectively, shared their views concerning the deadly terrorist attack in Nice, France, that evening.
Because Republican bigwigs have changed rules in the past to favor one candidate over another, there is at least a chance they will do it again to deny Donald Trump the Republican nomination.