It’s official. Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus convinced Donald Trump to play nice and be a joiner. Trump signed a loyalty pledge to the GOP and has agreed to support the Republican nominee.
And if he changes his mind down the road, the party has no legal power to block Trump from reversing course and making an independent presidential bid.
Back in the day in baseball there was a poor soul by the name of Fred Merkle. He made such a huge base running error his name became synonymous with major foul-ups. For instance, if a shortstop made an error allowing the winning run to score, he was described as pulling a merkle. And now, in politics, a very bad decision might just be called a priebus.