After Donald Trump’s win in Indiana, setting him on a glide path to the Republican nomination, America feels different this morning.
Out of seventeen candidates, Republican voters narrowed the field to (as Bill Maher observed a few weeks back) Joe McCarthy and Mussolini–and they’ve picked Mussolini.
And Republicans who sounded steadfast against Donald Trump–staffers at the National Review, William Kristol, Mona Charen, etc.–are now wavering, leaving it to the rest of us–Democrats and Independents–to stop Trump.
I agree with Andrew Sullivan that Donald Trump is making a bid to play the role of Dear Leader; an American Putin; that he represents an “extinction level event” for American republicanism.
Those of us who do not want our country trending toward Putin-style nationalism with an erratic hysteric at the wheel need to work for Hillary’s candidacy, not just vote for her in November. This is no time for standing on sidelines.