The LJS’s Don Walton has one of those Walton-esque write- ups today. He tells of a Nebraska Republican (who looks like he spends most of his time in Arizona these days) who says he is going to vote for Hillary.
He is talking about Randy Moody of Lincoln, who was once upon a time, the Lancaster County Republican Chairman.
Moody has now taken to the Arizona Republic Op-Ed pages to say that Republicans should vote against that evil Donald Trump.
And Don Walton tells about that Op-Ed, and a few other details about Moody: He worked for Sen. Roman Hruska, Rep. John McCollister, Rep. Virginia Smith and Gov. Charles Thone. He ran for Lt. Governor.
Oh, and he is also the co-founder of Republicans for Planned Parenthood.
And while Moody cites Senators Ben Sasse and Lindsey Graham not supporting Trump (last time I checked, it was because Trump isn’t conservative enough for them), it doesn’t exactly seem like he is on the same page as them for why he is supporting Hillary:
“Hillary Clinton has never wavered in her support for reproductive rights.”
Mr. Moody was/is a “Republican”.
Then again, he butted heads with Nebraska Treasurer Kay Orr in 1984, complaining that the party was too conservative.
He didn’t like the direction that Jack Kemp was taking the party.
So you’re going to hear from all types who take various positions on this election. Just don’t count on the local Democrats, like Walton, to give any context of where people stand. All that matters to him is that you see “Republican voting against Trump” in bold letters. Got the headline?
That’s all that matters for them.
Still the One
A third candidate would seem to give some conservatives and other Trump-haters peace of mind that they didn’t vote for Trump. It will also let them convince themselves that their candidate has a shot.
They’re wrong. Jennifer Rubin of the Washington Post and others hate Trump. And they also dislike Hillary.
But having a more conservative major candidate helps Hillary Clinton become President. The third party doesn’t have a shot. It is pure fantasy.
Nonethless Jennifer Rubin picks the one “candidate” who she thinks she can still convince — because his reasons are easier to pick apart: Ben Sasse. (And she gives the “10 reasons Sasse should jump in the race.”)
Mitt Romney said no, and considering he has also been through the wringer, no one would consider that he hasn’t done his duty. But she figures she can still get Sasse, even though he continues to say no (has little kids).
But the real reason Sasse won’t run is that he is smart enough to know that there no chance he could win. Further it would permanently damage him for a future run. He would be forever labeled, “the guy who put Hillary in office”.
That stink don’t wear off.
My position on the #NeverHillary, #NeverTrump non-voters and third-party voters should be pretty clear by now.
But I continue to read columnists on both sides of the issue, and I hope you will too.
Jonah is in the “I will never vote for Trump camp.” However, read the article and note his caveat.
And then there is Dennis Prager, he of the online Prager University. He mentions those conservatives in the #NeverTrump camp — and specifically Jonah Goldberg — and gives his thoughts.
You can read Prager’s position, here.
And then you can give YOUR thoughts in the comments.
Tomorrow Never Dies
And tell your Mom, because, call your Mom.