This is a difficult election.
First off, I’m a Trump supporter.
I set aside a ton of baggage to remain a Trump supporter. It’s another nuisance when a few other Trump supporters add to my difficulties, but that’s just the way things are.
Now Roger Stone of the DailyCaller, adding to my grief, says GOP-establishment money is going to Mark Levin, Glenn Beck and RedState.com’s Erick Erickson. Citing ad revenue, Stone says, “Don’t fool yourself. They’re doing it for the money.”
The article is here, but I give you the link only out of general principle.
The American Spectator’s Jeffrey Lord, also a Trump supporter, states the obvious: Stone and his source are off their rockers:
In addition to being a Trump supporter, I am also a friend of Mark Levin, having known him since we both worked for Ronald Reagan. Precisely because of this I know with certitude that my friend Mark has been an outspoken conservative since he was, yes indeed, a teenager. He is the real deal. Those best-selling books are best sellers not because of the Senate Conservatives Fund but because Mark is a serious thinker who works long and hard at writing these books. As someone who knows him and has read and reviewed his books, I know exactly why they have so much appeal to conservatives all over America. Take a look at this Levin book signing from seven years ago in Tysons Corner, Virginia. See that long… long, long, long… line of Americans waiting to see Mark and get a signed copy of Liberty and Tyranny? You can’t manufacture something like that.
As Jeffrey Lord said, Mark Levin is the real deal. I understand his position regarding Trump. I just disagree on how bad things are. We shouldn’t be tearing each other apart over this.
As for Glenn Beck and Erick Erickson, they were both solidly anti-Trump long before #NeverTrump became a thing. There’s nothing odd that Trump’s opponents would choose these venues for advertising. They are where the conservative listeners and readers are.
We’re in trouble, folks. Benjamin Franklin is attributed to have once said, “We must, indeed, all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang separately.” I hope we can all bear that in mind.
Jeffrey Lord is a Trump supporter who still likes Ted Cruz, who remains my second choice as well.
This election is too important not to have a second choice. Support your candidate. But don’t sink your #2 if your #1 doesn’t get the nomination.