No, forced to choose between ideology and the safety of their families they will choose ideology. See Dukakis in the 1988 Presidential debate.
I recal that moment did not work out that well for Michael Dukakis.-Mikey NTH
Ideologically committed--Ideology uber alles. Their loyalty is the the Party, and their leaders; deviation is not allowed.
The case of Michael Dukakis perfectly illustrates the point I made in my earlier post that Liberals like Gerson will double down on their ideology until it's their OWN families, not just those of other people, that are placed at risk. In the matter of Willie Horton, Dukakis's liberal policy on prison inmate furloughs never for one moment put the well being of his family at risk. But it sure put the lives of OTHER people at risk. It wasn't Dukakis's wife Kitty that Horton raped after his release from prison; it was another woman in the state of Maryland. If Horton had raped Kitty, Dukakis might have thought long and hard whether it was wise for a convicted murderer like Horton to be furloughed. With Liberals, it's never a problem as long as someone else bears the cost.