Earlier this year, we wrote up an in-depth series of blog posts discussing the moral bases of “the presidential pledge,” i.e. the solemn pledge all the Republican presidential candidates made to support the eventual nominee of their party. (Here is very our first post on this topic.) Now that businessman Donald J. Trump — the only candidate on the Republican side who remains in the contest — has unofficially won his party’s nomination, it will be fascinating to see how many of the losing candidates will break their pledge and the reasons given for breaking it.
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