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18 Oct, 3 tweets, 1 min read
Someone just reminded me that I once said Ben Sasse was “redeemable”. So how does that square with my stated difficulty that I would have in regard to supporting him at some point in the future. Here’s the deal. 1/2
I once would have enthusiastically supported Sasse for President. Now - I could theoretically vote for him but only if he was running against someone as morally deficient as Sasse. So he could get my vote in such a crappy situation but he’s eternally lost my enthusiasm.
Having said that - there are a few republicans I’d have no issue supporting right now - Larry Hogan and Mitt Romney are two such republicans. So I am not where Tom Nichols is but I’m not where the “we have to be charitable with these poor republicans in a tough spot” either.

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