Robert Tracinsky looks into why there is not a #neverHillary movement like the #neverTrump movement.
It’s a good question. Here’s what he comes up with:
the left is more accustomed than the right to sacrificing scruples for the sake of power — or at least, it is more used to doing it openly. If your ideological goal is greater government control of the economy (and just about everything else), then wielding government power is an indispensable first step. You have to win before you can even discuss what it is you’re going to do with the levers of power.
On the right, the object is to REDUCE government power. I’m a Cruz supporter and yet when he goes stupid and says things about the ignorant electorate I cringe and immediately jump to all is lost. Clinton supporters don’t do that and apparently neither do Trump supporters.