It looks like they should have called it #MaybeTrump instead.
The #NeverTrump “movement” seemed to get a lot of traction at first. But while it’s easy to issue bold proclamations on Twitter and Facebook, the real world has a habit of having the last word.
As the distance between now and November gets shorter, and the reality of watching the swearing in of President Hillary Clinton sinks in, not a few in the #NeverTrump camp have started going AWOL, including one pretty big name.
According to Breitbart.com:
Texas Rep. Louie Gohmert will vote for Donald Trump after strongly supporting Sen. Ted Cruz for President of the United States.
On Friday’s edition of Varney & Company on the Fox Business Channel, Gohmert said that Trump could be a great president when it comes to foreign policy.
Host Stuart Varney asked Gohmert if he would openly support Trump. Gohmert replied, “I guess we need to define what support is. (…) Support means that I am willing to go on the stump. I am willing to go across the country and speak for you, stand up for you, defend you.”
“That’s a whole lot different than going into the voting booth and voting for the better of the two choices,” he added.
“Some elections we’ve had the lesser of two evils. I will always set aside everything personal and vote for the better candidate, and in this case, between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, it is Donald Trump.”
Hardly a ringing endorsement.
What it does show, however, is that many of those once vowing to create a third party or otherwise sabotague Donald Trump are starting to realize how impractical and even fatal such an effort might be.