For Some Conservatives, #NeverTrump Has Nothing To Do With Winning
For some in the #NeverTrump movement, beating Trump is about ideology, not winning.By Eugene Daniels | May 15, 2016
There's been a lot of chatter about a possible third-party run from the #NeverTrump wing of the GOP — that some shining knight will ride in and give Republicans who are scared of Donald Trump and loathe Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton a more palatable conservative choice.
It's a plan that's a bit out of the norm. A third-party candidate would split votes with Trump, almost assuredly lose and be seen as playing spoiler a la Ross Perot in 1992.
But for these folks, it's not about winning the White House. It's about ideology.