Sen. Mark Kirk on Wednesday became the first prominent Republican to effectively unendorse Donald Trump for president. “I cannot and will not support my party’s nominee for president,” the Illinois-based lawmaker told the AP. Last month, when asked if he’d support Trump in the general election, Kirk said, “Certainly, if he’s the nominee.” The senator also tweeted: “Given my military experience, Donald Trump does not have the temperament to command our military or our nuclear arsenal.” The GOP senator is currently in the midst of a tough re-election race, in which he trails his challenger, Democratic Rep. Tammy Duckworth.
The key comment here that caught my attention was, “Certainly, if he’s the nominee.”
The very first image that came into my demented mind, hearing Mark Kirk say, “certainly,” was this:
Now, being of insane mind and body, I’m thinking to myself, “Self, did Kirk just say “I cannot and will not support my party’s nominee for president,” and THEN when asked if he’d support Trump in the general election say, “Certainly, if he’s the nominee.”
Does this fall into the category of “gobbledygook?
OR……is it as simple as, say, if ANYONE were the GOP nominee for president in the general election Kirk would support whoever?
Which, got me to thinking, what if one of these people were the GOP nominee in the November general election……..would Kirk support any one of these candidates?
Well Kirk….would ya?
Ok…OK….I know, only if he switched partys and ran as a Republican.
Hmmmmm. Let’s see, who else might tempt ya.
Ok…then how about THIS guy?
Cripes, is there anyone you wouldn’t support if it were your party’s nominee? ANYONE?
Now, all that said, which I just did, if you were actually paying attention, let me Clarabell one point….um….oh….sorry, I meant “clarify” not Clarabell. Clarabell was actually a clown on the old Howdy Doody Show and I, for some odd reason, had clowns, or a clown on my mind.
In the past, considering I’ve voted in many a presidential election, if I did not like the standard-bearer for MY political party, because I either thought he was a nutjob, I didn’t like his policies, or the political party’s platform, do ya think I’d vote for hum?
No way Jose. (No disrespect to anyone name Jose)
Of course not, I’d vote for the guy, regardless of the political party, that I thought would be best for out country….NOT because MY party said he’s the standard-bearer and that I should vote for him simply because he was either a Democrat or Republican or Independent. Depending on your choice of political partys.
I’ve ALWAYS voted for the man….NOT the party. Many times having either split my ticket, (not a speeding ticket) and on rare occasions a straight ticket. (not a concert ticket either)
My point……..one should NOT vote for a candidate because he, or she, belongs to one political party. It’s called, having a brain and making a logical decision. What a freakin’ concept……ya think.
So, for Sen. Kirk to “tow the line” so to speak, and say he’d vote for Trump simply because he’s the party’s nominee after unendorsing him originally, is kinda like being a hypocrite.
Maybe “hypocrite” is too strong a word.
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