George Will is a spoiled brat.
How else to explain Will's very public departure from the Republican Party.
In August, Will demanded -- DEMANDED -- that Trump pledge to support the Republican nominee no matter who that person was.
Now Will is refusing to participate.
From Nicholas Ballasy:
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.
He mentioned House Speaker Paul Ryan’s (R-Wis.) endorsement of Trump as one of the factors that led him to leave the party.
Will, a Fox News contributor, said a “President Trump” with “no opposition” from a Republican-led Congress would be worse than a Hillary Clinton presidency with a Republican-led Congress.
Will did not say if he would vote for the Libertarian Party nominee, former Gov. Gary Johnson (R-N.M.), telling the crowd he does not know whether or not the Libertarian ticket is going to help or hurt Clinton.I would say to Will do not let the door slam yourself on the way out.
Trump will win without Will.
George Will has let slip the truth about Never Trumpers: They want Hillary Clinton and the Democratic Party to win so that Never Trumpers can regain control ofthe Republican Party.
They are that power mad in Washington.
The Republican Party at the state and local level enjoys a revival at the state and local level, as thanks to the cavalier attitude of President Obama, Democratic voters are staying home in off-year and mid-year elections, and independents are swinging right. Republicans have not owned as many statehouses in 80-plus years.
Statehouse Republicans have ideas. West Virginia just passed Right To Work legislation. West Virginia! The AFL-CIO State. Oddly, Mrs. Will worked for the most successful of the Obama Era Statehouse Republicans, Scott Walker. Jeb Bush's record in Florida was better as he stopped the monorail and embraced gun rights despite urban opposition in a state that surprisingly is more urban than rural by population. But Jeb left office before Obama in 2006, ancient times in politics.
But nationally, Republicans failed to impress voters. Washington elitists live off Reagan's reputation. Will is part of the pack. Voters turned to Trump.
Will resents that?
Well, the neocons kicked Patrick Buchanan to the curb 30 years ago. He is enjoying a revival. Now it is Will's turn in the wilderness.
Make no mistake, Will's fear is not that Trump loses, but that he wins. For that, George Will is one of three people to get a chapter of their own in my new book. That is not meant as a tribute.
On Sale on July 1 -- "Trump the Press: Don Surber's take on how the pundits blew the 2016 Republican race."