Brad Thor writing for The Resurgent on Donald Trump:
It’s time for us #NeverTrump to channel (God help us) Alec Baldwin from Glengarry Glen Ross and tell #TemporarilyTrump to, “Put that coffee down.”
Coffee is for closers and pro-Trump Conservatives would do well to remember the A-B-C’s of sales: A-Always. B-Be. C-Closing. Always be closing.
You want our votes? You want us to jump in and help you defeat Hillary? That’s not a hard sale. What you don’t seem capable of, though, is closing the deal.
We don’t want to see a Hillary Clinton presidency any more than you do. But this is where #TemporarilyTrump drops the ball. Repeating to us how bad she is won’t change our minds and close the deal. Newsflash: we know how bad she is. That’s not what scares us.
What scares us is that we have every reason to believe that Donald Trump will be worse.
Listen, I know a progressive like Hillary Clinton will erode our liberty. What I fear more, though, is that an authoritarian like Trump might destroy it completely. When he steamrolls the Supreme Court, what good will voting for him just to secure SCOTUS picks have been?
I’m not unreasonable. I’m open to persuasion. But for that to happen, my #TemporarilyTrump friends, particularly those in the media, need to convince me that they have a plan – a real plan – in case Trump turns out to be worse than Hillary.
Present us with that plan and maybe we can talk. Until then, put the coffee down.