A Valuable Exposé of the #NeverTrump Movement

In December 2015, National Review, still believing that it was the “gatekeeper” of conservative thought, ran its famous “Against Trump” issue. At the time, many of Trump’s political views were not well vetted and there was legitimate concern on the Right. However, NR soon discovered that this was not 1965 and that, in the era of the internet and social media, its role as gatekeeper was no longer required. Most rank-and-file conservatives and Republicans shrugged and rolled the dice on Trump anyway.   The gamble has mostly paid off. Rich Lowry, NR’s editor, has favorably reassessed Trump. “I’ve been surprised,” Lowry admitted, “how on some really important matters… he’s been a rock, like on pro-life stuff, on conscience rights, on judges. That was one of the deep concerns we had about him but he’s basically delivered.” He might have added to that list: gun rights, climate change, and...(Read Full Article)
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