Longtime GOP voter and former Reagan administration employee, Peter Wehner, said in the NY Times that he draws the line against voting for Donald Trump for POTUS.
“…If Mr. Trump and Mrs. Clinton were the Republican and Democratic nominees, I would prefer to vote for a responsible third-party alternative; absent that option, I would simply not cast a ballot for president. A lot of Republicans, I suspect, would do the same.”
Is Peter Wehner right that Donald Trump’s politics are that much worse than the other GOP nominees?
Ted Cruz has said advocates of traditional marriage should “fall to our knees and pray” against a court decision legalizing same-sex marriage.
Cruz has repeatedly promised, “We will carpet-bomb them into oblivion,” in response to threats in the Middle East. Cruz would bar women and girls from reproductive care and outlaw abortion, even in cases of rape or incest.
So is the Cruz candidacy a model of compassionate tolerance and pluralism by comparison with Trump?
Why should GOP voters suddenly draw the line with Trump when the Cruz candidacy is just as bad?