With a lead going into Iowa it may be too late to Stump the Trump, but at least his party is beginning to acknowledge he’s a loose cannon.
Conservative heavyweights have finally come together to condemn The Donald in the National Review, and the gloves are off. Here are some excerpts.
Mark Helprin: He is astoundingly ignorant of everything that to govern a powerful, complex, influential, and exceptional nation such as ours he would have to know.
William Kristol: Hasn’t Donald Trump been a votary merely of wealth rather than of freedom? Hasn’t he been animated by the art of the deal rather than by the art of self-government?
Yuval Levin: We need to begin by rejecting what Trump stands for, as much as what he stands against.
Dana Loesch: Popularity over principle — is this the new Right?
Andrew McCarthy: Even the casual fan who does not know the players without a scorecard at least knows who the teams are and why they are competing. Trump failed even that basic test.
David McIntosh: Trump beguiles us, defies the politically correct media, and bullies anyone who points out that the emperor has no clothes. None of that makes him a conservative who cherishes liberty.
Michael Medved: Trump is the living, breathing, bellowing personification of all the nasty characteristics Democrats routinely ascribe to Republicans.
Russel Moore: Trump can win only in the sort of celebrity-focused mobocracy that Neil Postman warned us about years ago, in which sound moral judgments are displaced by a narcissistic pursuit of power combined with promises of “winning” for the masses.
The whole set of full essays is enlightening and, daresay, highly entertaining.
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