I despise, with all my body and soul, feuding with fellow conservatives. I realize that politics brings out a serious passion for people, including myself. We all have an idea of what a free and good society should look like.
The “good” part of the societal concern is where we tend to part the most, and now-President Donald Trump caused a pretty big rift about that between conservatives when he was then-candidate Donald Trump.
If you go back over my writing in 2015 and 2016, you’d have seen a man who rejected Trump completely. I was desperate for an alternative. I backed Rubio and Cruz, I tried to back Gary Johnson but the stupidity of that idea was made apparent pretty quickly, and I even looked into Ed McMullen for a time. Like many, I didn’t like Trump’s attitude, his outlook on life, and had no confidence in his ability to lead. He had been divisive, and I felt he had lowered the intelligence level in the room by so much that I couldn’t see how the party that I had felt was the intelligent and wise group in the room could get on board with him.