Look, I get it that he is a long time Washington Establishment type and I never expected him to support Trump as the Republican nominee and he hasn't, but his recent utterance on how he will likely vote is puzzling at best. The subject came up when he voiced his view that he cannot support either Trump or Hillary Clinton so he will cast a write-in ballot. Stating that at least twelve of the candidates in the Republican primary were acceptable, I guess I would understand it if he had picked from that group. But he didn't.
So what did Dr. Krauthammer suggest? Well, here comes the punchline. He said he would probably pick either Paul Ryan or ..... wait for it ..... Ben Sasse. Why would he not pick one of the tested candidates but instead opt for one of these two? I suppose I can understand how someone in what they call the elite political circles could suggest Ryan although I think Ryan has sold out his conservatism and his party, but Ben Sasse? That one I can't even fathom. Elected to the Senate supposedly to change things in Washington, Sasse, the new Nebraska Senator has gone along with the Establishment on everything and has distinguished himself with nothing. Not to mention that he comes from a low population state with little impact on nationwide voting impact and he hasn't even finished two years in office on a six year term.
I guess the problem is that when you've spent your life in Washington, you lose all concept of what Americans out here in the hinterlands think. After all, the politicians jus naturally gravitate that way with all the trappings, so I guess media types, political pundits, and bureaucrats all think that way as well. And that's exactly why we need a Donald Trump, someone committed to "cleaning the swamp" and clearing out the cobwebs that are ensconced in the hallowed halls. And I also surmise that in the future those who think like Dr. Krauthammer will either have to widen their circle to get to know the pulse of the people or become irrelevant, a level that so many of them have already reached in our minds. For win our lose, the movement that has gained so much steam with Donald Trump will not go away if he loses. It will continue to fester and grow as the people watch their country being destroyed by those who think they know all the answers but really have no clue.
I still love you Dr. K but, come on, open your mind a little. Spend some time talking to people out here and get a real picture of what America really is and what that means. You'll never find that in either Washington or New York. And really, Dr. K, Ben Sasse?