So does this mean I would vote for Hillary Clinton for President? Uhhh, no. Not. A. Flippin'. Chance. I would not vote for a Democrat if someone literally (and I do mean literally) held a gun to my head while at my polling place.The gun to one's head won't happen until after Hillary repeals the Second Amendment, but I digress. And Brad is right about one thing -- it doesn't matter how you vote in Minnesota. I will be supporting a number of candidates on the ballot with an (R) after their names. In particular, I'll be supporting Camden Pike in his efforts to grab an open seat in House District 41B. It will be a tough push to get any Republican elected in Minnesota in this cycle, but doing so matters and Camden is the sort of young, enthusiastic candidate we need to change the disastrous trajectory in St. Paul.
Of course the typical retort might be that "not voting for POTUS or a vote for a third party candidate is equivalent to a vote for Hillary." Well, I live in Minnesota. A Republican hasn't carried this state in a general election since Richard Nixon in 1972. That trend isn't likely to change in 2016, so my vote would be of little consequence regardless of whom I support.
The point about #NeverTrump is rejecting a guy who isn't a conservative, a guy who would take the country in a bad direction. It's not a matter of party, at least for me; I have backed away from party politics in the last two years, a decision I made before Trump began his campaign. It's about rejecting the orc-like behavior of too many Trump supporters, rejecting a man who lacks a moral compass, eschewing a man who treats principles like Charmin. Most of all, it's providing a categorical no to the installation of yet another unscrupulous individual in the Oval Office based on a cult of personality.
I can promise you this much -- I am prepared to document every outrage from both the of likely major party candidates. Hillary Clinton is a monster and she'll receive nothing from this feature other than the contempt she richly deserves. I look forward to the FBI leaks once the Obama Justice department wipes its butt with the rule of law and ignores the crimes Clinton has committed. We'll talk about all of it. But I can't -- I won't -- support a man who accuses his rival's father of being an accomplice to Lee Harvey Oswald, based on nothing. I don't know the condition of Donald Trump's soul, but I have my own to worry about; supporting a scoundrel like Donald Trump won't help matters.