Saturday, June 25, 2016
When your wife is on the payroll of a candidate it’s a conflict of interest for the husband to be bashing or praising a certain candidate. It smells of nepotism.
George Will leaving the Republican Party suits me just fine, I haven’t liked him since 2008 when his wife was working for a candidate that will was always touting. This election cycle Mari Maseng Will was an advisor to Walker’s campaign, to the . The goes on to note all of the times Will praised Walker as a “pure Reaganite” and the GOP’s “most potent” candidate. Will’s wife previously for former Texas Gov. Rick Perry as a campaign spokeswoman in 2011, according to Politico. be
One of the senior voices in the conservative commentariat has now officially changed his party registration from “R” to unaffiliated. George Will, who writes for the Washington Post, told PJ Media this week that he has formally quit the GOP and become a man without a party.
Conservative columnist George Will told PJM he has officially left the Republican Party and urged conservatives not to support presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump even if it leads to a Democratic victory in the 2016 presidential election. Will, who writes for the Washington Post, acknowledged it is a “little too late” for the Republican Party to find a replacement for Trump but had a message for Republican voters.
“Make sure he loses. Grit their teeth for four years and win the White House,” Will said during an interview after his speech at a Federalist Society luncheon.
Will said he changed his voter registration this month from Republican to “unaffiliated” in the state of Maryland.
“This is not my party,” Will said during his speech at the event.
And what of the impact of helping elect Hillary Clinton as we “grit our teeth for four years,” as he puts it? What about the Supreme Court? He manages an answer for that question as well.
PJM asked Will about concerns among Republicans that a Hillary Clinton victory guarantees another liberal justice on the Supreme Court. In response, Will said a Republican president is not “the answer” to a conservative-leaning Supreme Court.
“Sure, but I’m also concerned with the fact that I do not really believe Republicans think clearly enough about what they really want in judges. Republicans have given us Earl Warren, Brennan, John Paul Stevens, Burger, who was kind of mediocre, Blackmun. Having a Republican president is not an answer in itself,” he said.
Leave the party if you wish. The days of Trump as a factor in Republican politics will end, either with a loss in November or after his time in office if he prevails. The national debate over conservative versus liberal values will continue after all of us are in our graves. Unfortunately, the real damage in the short term will come from those who allow this single moment in electoral history to blind them to the long term objectives.
Posted by Barbara at 9:05 AM