- - Thursday, May 5, 2016

ANALYSIS/OPINION:

Donald Trump has taken America by storm.

The presumptive GOP nominee stole the hearts of millions of voters, overturned the establishment and is now just weeks away from clinching the Republican nomination.

With both Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas and Ohio Gov. John Kasich out of the race, talk of a contested convention has been put to rest and Mr. Trump can now focus on defeating former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

However, this task will be close to impossible for the Trump campaign without the support of his very own party’s voters.

As GOP Chairman Reince Priebus tweeted on Tuesday, “@realDonaldTrump will be presumptive @GOP nominee, we all need to unite and focus on defeating @HillaryClinton #NeverClinton.”

Mr. Priebus is right; it is time to put our differences aside and work together for the greater good of our nation.

It is time for the #NeverTrump movement to end, and the #NeverHillary crusade to begin.

Republicans must unite behind Mr. Trump to avoid the worst possible outcome, another Clinton presidency.

Many have doubted the authenticity of Mr. Trump’s dedication to conservatism.

With having never held political office, Mr. Trump is certainly a wild card.

But, isn’t a wild card a better bet than a 100 percent chance to lose?

Mrs. Clinton has been in politics for a long time.

From her time as first lady to her stint in Congress and her tenure as secretary of state, Mrs. Clinton has proven her dedication to liberalism time and time again.

Allowing Mrs. Clinton in the White House would undoubtedly lead to generations of devastation and potentially irreversible setbacks for Republicans.

Her administration would be marked with corruption, scandal and lies, and she would guarantee the nomination of liberal Supreme Court justices, altering the balance of the high court for decades to come.

Republicans cannot let the Clinton Machine win by working against the only chance they have to defeat Mrs. Clinton.

Mr. Trump is sure to face an uphill battle in his fight against Mrs. Clinton for the White House, but it is a battle that he can and will win if Republicans unite behind him.

The Democrats have united in previous elections, using our division to defeat us.

It is time to take a play from their playbook.

It is time to unite behind Mr. Trump for the future of America.

• Madison Gesiotto is a staff editor for the Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law. The author’s views are her own and do not necessarily reflect those of the Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law.

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