First Crack in the Wall

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We now have what I believe at least is our first major Republican elected official saying he will vote for Hillary Clinton. Rep Richard Hanna of New York. “I think Trump is a national embarrassment. Is he really the guy you want to have the nuclear codes?” he said in an interview with the local paper.

Candidly, that’s what you do if you’re really ‘Never Trump.’ This is what I was getting at – or rather what I think Obama was getting at – in my write up on President Obama’s speech last week at the DNC. The country’s sense of itself is built on a string of mythic national moments. The McCarthy Era, Watergate. If we’re lucky and Trump is defeated, I believe people will quickly come to look back on it as a McCarthy-era-like near miss. People will be asking, which side were you on? What did you do? Did you stand up?