Rep. Justin Amash (I- announced on Wednesday that he would looking into getting the Libertarian Party’s nod for president.
Today, I launched an exploratory committee to seek the @LPNational’s nomination for president of the United States. Americans are ready for practical approaches based in humility and trust of the people.
— Justin Amash (@justinamash) April 29, 2020
Now, one would think that Never Trumpers would have embraced this guy, truly one of their own. A guy claiming to conserve conservatism while doing all he could to help Democrats in their efforts against President Donald Trump.
Here’s the alternative they wanted to Trump, right?
But apparently not so much.
They weighed in, horrified he was looking at running, and encouraging him not to.
Joe Walsh, the former Never Trumper Republican candidate who burned out early on even wrote an article against Amash running, which was tweeted out by Rick Wilson.
Joe Walsh: Justin Amash’s campaign will help Trump win – The Washington Post https://t.co/fjYKFlrLCd
— Rick Wilson (@TheRickWilson) April 29, 2020
There is zero chance – zero – that Justin Amash will win the presidency.
There is plenty of chance that Amash's votes will not come from Trump's cult, but at Biden's expense.
There is a large chance this will reelect Trump.
Thanks for being the new Ralph Nader, @justinamash.
— Tom Nichols (@RadioFreeTom) April 29, 2020
I admired how @justinamash stood up for the rule of law in Trump’s impeachment. And needless to say, my views align more closely with Amash’s than Biden’s.
But the only real effect Amash could have in this campaign is to enhance Trump’s chances.
This is a terrible idea. https://t.co/lAimU4KEoB
— George Conway (@gtconway3d) April 29, 2020
“If Amash gets the Libertarian nomination and stays in until the end, he could wind up going in the books as the guy who voted to impeach Trump one year, then tipped the election to him 11 months later.” https://t.co/V0pABdmi8O
— Bill Kristol (@BillKristol) April 29, 2020
A bad idea. But hold the hysteria. He won't be the deciding factor unless Biden REALLY messes up which I don't think he will https://t.co/O5BuTG4fGv
— Jennifer Rubin (@JRubinBlogger) April 29, 2020
Jen Rubin showing that unerring ability to be wrong on both counts there. She doesn’t think a rape accusation and the incoherence isn’t “messing up?”
So these are some of the same guys who are willing to vote for Biden, some like Joe Walsh were even willing to say they’d vote for the socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT). To conserve conservatism, of course.
Because their first goal isn’t who’s best for the country, it isn’t even who aligns with their alleged “principles,” it’s how to beat Trump. That is their one and only guiding “principle” they seem to have left of their “conservatism.” If it wasn’t about voting for Trump, they’d vote for Amash. They want Biden to win period, that’s their “principle” now, a man who can’t complete a sentence, who has had his alleged “moderate” nature cover ripped off during the primary to reveal someone about as far left as anyone in the race, the man who said he’s going to rely on Beto O’Rourke and Bernie Sanders to help him govern, if he were to win.