We have in Donald Trump a conservative convert from progressive liberalism. A small spark of light coming out of the darkness.
But instead of reacting with joy that a former progressive has opened his eyes. The majority of conservative leaders seek to extinguish this new light. When the movements most influential should be mentoring Donald Trump they instead ridicule him.
As he crawls his way of the darkness of his past. Instead of helping him up, they push him back down in the muck.
These conservative leaders attack everything Donald Trump does or says. They tell him and others that he is not really a conservative and never will be accepted.
Only those that are bold enough to challenge the leadership step forward to welcome Donald Trump to conservatism. These brave souls share their light with his. To help him grow in his understanding. As it should be when someone joins your cause.
And then the leaders of the movement scoff at those who come to help Donald on his walk. Stating that they are no longer conservatives and have lost all authority to speak for the movement. Yet they still help.
Why do these conservative leaders not lead? Why do these conservative leaders not want to bring someone out of liberalism?
It’s very simple. They fear the power and money of Donald Trump. They fear loosing their status of being a conservative leader when a brighter light begins to shine. They fear he will tip the balance and rock the boat.
They fear he could actually win and they would be out of power and out of their job of “holding down the principles” yet accomplishing nothing. They would have to act or be exposed as the frauds that they are just as Boehner was exposed. They are only interested in their own power. And Donald Trump is a threat to that power.