In the list of things that have happened in this election, the Never-Trump movement is one of the most peculiar. I've often thought that the smug, white, privileged liberal to be most offensive and obnoxious person on the planet. But I'm starting to think that the overly-strident, righteous, largely single issue, conservative is becoming a close second. For both these groups, there is no compromise, no countenance of the other side, and they'd rather lose while standing up for whatever issue it is that has them all worked up than win through compromise.
So when the Never-Trump crowd starting crowing about all the objections they had of him, I (in my naivete) thought they'd eventually come around. They'd see his inevitable moderation, they'd realize how awful and disastrous the alternative would be, and they'd hold their nose and vote for him. And that may still happen. But I'm not holding my breath. And then we saw the letter from "50 National Security Professionals" objecting to Trump and detailing the reasons why he'd be a disaster from a national security perspective. Of course, his retort was that these folks hadn't necessarily done a good job in the course of their turn at the wheel, so they could object all they want. Still, it was a blow. It was another objection by the establishment.
So lately I've been thinking about Hillary and her national security credentials. As I've detailed her many times and in many different scenarios, she has been a disaster. An unmitigated disaster. Certainly, as Secretary of State, she was horrible. All the reasons have been stated. So just as I was thinking of her incompetence, I got to wondering where are these "National Security Professionals" are and why isn't there a similar letter about Hillary. I mean, if Trump is inexperienced and impetuous, her faults are much, much worse. And then coincidentally, one of my favorite commentators, Victor Davis Hanson, wrote an article today about just that subject. He is a far better writer than me so I'll just let you read and ponder. I've copied it all below so you don't even have to hit the link.