In what may be the most important opinion piece this year, the three Republicans currently challenging Donald Trump for the presidency have written a signed editorial protesting the GOP’s decision to avoid primaries. Writing in the Washington Post, , and have shared a byline in a blistering attack on the GOP’s seeming drift to Fascism.
The piece, We are Trump’s Republican challengers. Canceling GOP primaries is a critical mistake, makes the case that a primary free GOP is nothing less than a travesty. The three men write, “A president always defines his or her party, and today the Republican Party has taken a wrong turn, led by a serial self-promoter who has abandoned the bedrock principles of the GOP. In the Trump era, personal responsibility, fiscal sanity and rule of law have been overtaken by a preference for alienating our allies while embracing terrorists and dictators, attacking the free press and pitting everyday Americans against one another.” And, they add, for such a man to be given a free pass on primaries is horrible and grotesque.
So, we don’t often find much to agree with when we look at Sanford, Walsh, and Weld…but, right now, they’re looking like heroes.