3 thoughts on “Trumpathon”

  1. It has been a while since I checked in on your website, which I used to read very frequently when I was actively maintaining my own website, BaseballEvolution.com.
    I have to say, I was a little surprised by how far to the right your opinions seem to have swung. I don’t agree with you politically, but as a generally proposition I thought you seemed thoughtful and erudite. Your Jefferson Jackson bit seems a bit muckraking to me, the sort of thing someone writes because they know it will be well-received even though they know they are making a mountain out of a molehill – you know, saying people who renamed a dinner are erasing Jackson and Jefferson from history, and leding with a famous picture from Stalinist communism.
    That said, awesome to see you writing for Red State.

  2. Humorously, no sooner than I had criticized your Jackson Jefferson bit did I read the following sentence:
    “As conservatives and Republicans, we need a battle plan that has an endgame that gives Trump a way out of the primaries without running a third-party campaign, and brings his current supporters into the fold to not only support the Republican presidential nominee, but ideally help us select a more conservative nominee, party and platform.”
    It seems I was critical too soon. This is exactly the sort of thoughtfulness I was alluding to. Most commentators are caught either the “he is great because he speaks his mind” trope, or the “he is a disaster for the party” trope (with the occasional “how is this happening” hand-wringing), but I think yours is an excellently realist perspective – a very precise look at how this is going to play out, and what the real concerns and tensions are.
    So, ignore me. You’re doing fine.

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