Some members of the Republican Party are still hoping they don’t have to face the reality of Donald Trump as their party’s nominee.
Hugh Hewitt, the conservative radio host of The Hugh Hewitt Show, argued on his program that GOP convention attendees should pick a new presidential candidate.
“I want to support the nominee of the party, but I think the party ought to change the nominee, because we’re going to get killed with this nominee,” Hewitt said.
He did concede that if Trump “pulls a makeover in the next four to five weeks,” the party can keep the nominee. But short of that, he says it’s time for a new nominee.
“It’s like ignoring stage-four cancer. You can’t do it, you gotta go attack it,” Hewitt said. “And right now the Republican Party is facing — the plane is headed toward the mountain after the last 72 hours.”
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Sheena McFarland has worked in the communication field for more than a decade. She currently is a communications specialist for The University of Utah David Eccles School of Business, telling the stories of students, faculty and staff through traditional and new media. She continues to freelance for The Salt Lake Tribune, where she was a reporter and editor, covering topics ranging from education to government to astronomy. She graduated from the University of Utah with a communication degree and minors in French and biology teaching.