Glenn Beck doesn’t see a Republican President ever happening again. He is, of course, insane and embarking on some hyperbolic End Times Gambit. Every party gets to be the Whig Party, right on the edge of collapse, seemingly every other year.
And making a bit more sense than Glenn Beck or David Brooks in assessing the coming of Trump…
George Will wants a 50 state victory for Hillary Clinton.
Were he to be nominated, conservatives would have two tasks. One would be to help him lose 50 states — condign punishment for his comprehensive disdain for conservative essentials, including the manners and grace that should lubricate the nation’s civic life. Second, conservatives can try to save from the anti-Trump undertow as many senators, representatives, governors and state legislators as possible.
My best guess is he’d prefer that with a third party that keeps Hillary below the 50 percent threshold. Though that’s with it’s risk.
Perhaps, but it’s more likely that dueling presidential candidates would put House and Senate Republican candidates in a perilous spot. Do they support Mr. Trump or the third-party conservative? If they are forced to choose, they could alienate enough GOP voters to ensure defeat. Consider how gingerly Mike Pence, the Indiana Governor running for re-election this year, handled his state’s GOP primary last week. He said he’s voting for Ted Cruz while also praising Mr. Trump.
GOP incumbents in swing states will be in a tough enough position being asked at every turn what they think about Mr. Trump’s latest rhetorical or policy eruption. Better for them to navigate issue-by-issue around the Trump black-swan candidacy while demonstrating their own convictions and independence.
Well… there’s always the Libertarian Party. Maybe?
They’ll get above that one percent that they were shooting for in 2012. That’s the extent of my prediction.
All of which — the David Brooks George Will Glenn Beck decision to not vote for Donald Trump and either vote for Hillary or try some third party or not vote for the top ballot — is viewed by your Kurt Nimmo (Alex Jones figures) as “Last ditch effort to deny Donald Trump the White House“, as opposed to… not voting or advocating against their preferred candidate.