People not attending this week’s Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio:

  • Ex-Massachusetts governor and presidential candidate Mitt Romney: “… trickle-down racism, trickle-down bigotry, trickle-down misogyny, all these things are extraordinarily dangerous to the heart and character of America.”
  • GOP Senator and former presidential candidate John McCain: “I’m sure that Mr Trump will say whatever he wants to say. I don’t think he would be interested in my input.”
  • Businessman and long-time GOP donor Jay Zeidman: “What’s there to celebrate? The party has hit rock bottom in terms of leadership.”
  • GOP Senator Jeff Flake: “I’ve had no interest in seeing a Trump coronation … I’ve got to mow my lawn.”
  • GOP strategist Jason Roe: “I don’t want anything close to the appearance of supporting Trump. This ship can sink without me as a passenger.”
  • GOP Senator Steve Daines: “I’m going to be fly fishing in Montana … If I can be in Montana with a fly rod in my hand, that’s the best place I can be.”

People attending this week’s Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio:

  • Crikey correspondent-at-large Guy Rundle.
  • Star of Duck Dynasty Willie Robertson.
  • Former Happy Days star Scott Baio.
  • Former Calvin Klein model and General Hospital star Antonio Sabato, Jr.
  • World 363rd-ranked golfer Natalie Gulbis.
  • Donald Trump’s third wife Melania Trump.
  • Donald Trump’s daughter Tiffany Trump.
  • Donald Trump’s son Eric Trump.
  • Donald Trump’s son Donald Trump Jr.
  • Donald Trump.

We’re with the Happy Days guy. Would you really rather be anywhere else …?

Peter Fray

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