Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Rules For Radicals: Saul Calls For Cruz/Walker Ticket And "Free For All" In Cleveland To Steal Nomination From Trump

Anuzis, left, Mitt Romney, right

By Brandon Hall
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Former Ted Cruz advisor Saul Anuzis is backing a Cruz/Walker ticket in Cleveland in a sad and desperate attempt to steal the Republican Presidential nomination from Donald Trump.

Trump received more votes in the primary than any other GOP Presidential candidate in history...

"There is only one viable alternative that could possibly rally the grassroots on the floor of the convention – assuming Trump continues to implode…that’s a Walker/Cruz or Cruz/Walker ticket?!? Interesting times ahead," Anuzis writes on his blog.

Trump supporter Dennis Pittman, a Trump Alternate Delegate and former Executive Director of the Oakland County Republican Party, blasted Anuzis on Facebook.

"Scheming to break rules to ignore the will of 14 million voters is neither principled nor conservative," Pittman said. "Scheming to ignore state party rules throughout the country is neither principled nor conservative...So Saul and the schemers have hired someone to round up volunteers to call all the convention delegates and alternates to get answers to about 25 poll questions. By the questions, the goal is to subvert the rules, change the rules at the last minute and drag back one of the 16 losers to present as the nominee, against the will of 14 million primary voters. Yes this is principled."

Anuzis actually argues there are no rules and that the primary election doesn't matter!

Tim Skubick writes:

"Former Michigan GOP chair Saul Anuzis was a strong backer of defeated candidate Ted Cruz. He contends that once the gavel is banged to start the convention, there are no rules.

"Technically there are no rules at the convention once the gavel's been banged. so its a free for all theoretically," Anuzis said. "Not only could it be blocked, then but it could be blocked afterwards."

The movement to block Trump is so strong, somebody has even written a book on how to "unbound" the delegates. Simultaneously, a splinter group hopes to raise $2.5 million to run commercials urging GOP delegates to do whatever they want in Cleveland."

Just last Saturday, Anuzis said he had nothing to do with anything like this because an alternative hadn't emerged... Did something change?

"Saul Anuzis, a former Michigan Republican Party chairman, said he subscribes to the theory that all delegates are technically unbound when the convention convenes.

“I’m not of the dump Trump scenario, but if a viable alternative emerged, I wouldn’t be against it,” said Anuzis, who was a senior adviser on Cruz’s campaign.

Anuzis, who spent months corralling delegates across the country for Cruz, said there’s a “loose confederation” of delegates discussing how to change the rules and nominate a consensus candidate, but no real “organized effort.”

“I don’t think you can beat somebody with nobody,” Anuzis said. “But Trump just has not closed the deal, so to speak, so that creates an opportunity, uncertainty and a window for things to happen.”

I can think of another Saul who would be quite proud of Anuzis....

Stay tuned!

>>>Michigan Delegates To Cleveland Call For Unity As Passions RAGE Over Controversial Anti Trump Effort

Brandon Hall is a lifelong political nerd from Grand Haven, and is the Managing Editor of West Michigan Politics.

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Photo By Darlene Dowling Thompson


  1. It's not time to trump headlong into a suicide pact with a candidate with minimal organization, minimal money, and a propensity to spend what campaign money he has on himself, his companies, his children, and at least one blatantly fictitious ad firm. Let the delegates go free, and nominate an honest candidate with the ability to actually beat the Democrat in the race.

    Any presumptive GOP nominee who manages, in the span of two weeks, to pump up Gary Johnson into double digit polling numbers is a candidate who deserves a resounding, "You're Fired!" at the convention.

  2. Their tongues are all wagging now and the truth is plain for all to see. The Republican establishment, RINO’s, are not team players. Evangelical republicans have heard it, Liberty republicans have heard it, Constitutionalist’s have heard it and the Tea Party republicans have heard it.

    We hear you. You are like little kids in the sandbox, throwing hissy fits because you cannot get your way. Now you want to get up and leave with all the toys.

    NOT going to happen children. It’s not your choice to make.

    Trump has broken the mold and is leading an army of new voters and potential future members of the Republican party. The Republican party is being overwhelmed with excited grass root voters and none of us will stop it.

    Why in the hell would you want to?

    I think the children need to take a nap!

  3. if spineless establishment Republicans are now slithering to the Libertarian Party just to protest their nominee, and delusional Libertarian Party members are acting like that support will be long lasting, then we should expect normalcy to return after 4 years of Hillary

  4. Amazing how politicians are so beholding to rules until it does not suit them. Saul needs to get a life with honesty. Stop the BS about being not of the "dump Trump" scenario. In the next statement Saul makes, he calls himself a liar. "If an alternate emerges, I would not be against it". Saul remember when you were for the NPV (national popular vote)? Why are you now wanting to throw out the popular vote count and replace with rigged delegate count? Alas Saul your true colors are showing.