If you follow me on this blog or any social media, my opposition to Donald Trump’s bid for President isn’t a surprise. Recently a hashtag has been in use on Twitter: #NeverTrump. It’s used by people who promise they will never vote for Trump, no matter what. According to some polls, 37% of GOP voters will never vote for Trump. I’m one of those people. I began using twitter to explain why:
Why #NeverTrump? I will never place party above principle. Not now, not ever.
Why #NeverTrump? We deserve better. Conservatives deserve better. America deserves better.
Why #NeverTrump? We deserve a leader who respects women.
Why #NeverTrump? We deserve leader of principle, not one who promises to compromise on core values.
Why #NeverTrump? We deserve someone who supports the constitution. Trump has shown he doesn’t care about the Constitution.
Why #NeverTrump? Because I won’t put party over principle! America deserves better than lesser of 2 evils!
Why #NeverTrump? Because his tariff policies would hurt our economy.
Why #NeverTrump? We deserve leader who values all life. Not one who threatens kids for crimes of parents and supports Planned Parenthood.
Why #NeverTrump? We deserve a man of courage. Not someone afraid to defend their views in a debate, or to hold to an unpopular position.
Why #NeverTrump? We deserve a man of integrity. Not one who says laws/rules are bad for USA but he uses them anyway.
Why #NeverTrump? We deserve someone to look up to. Not a crass, foul mouthed jerk. Someone who can represent us well.
Why #NeverTrump? You can’t govern by polls. We need a real leader with core values.
Why #NeverTrump? Because Presidency isn’t reality TV. We need a real leader.
Why #NeverTrump? Because we deserve a leader who values the truth. Not one who lies casually, continually.
People claim that a vote for someone besides Trump in the general election is a vote for Clinton. I say, based on the number of GOP voters who will never vote for Trump, a vote for Trump in the primaries is a vote for Clinton.
#NeverTrump now, #NeverTrump forever. It’s not a bluff, #NeverTrump. If he is nominated, we won’t get behind him. The GOP will lose. This is a choice GOP voters and leadership is making now. We have already made our choice.
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