At the Washington Post, Max Boot takes an even stronger stand: “I’m no Democrat—but I’m voting exclusively for Democrats to save our democracy.”[Read more at by Heather Cox Richardson @HC_Richardson via @SubstackInc]
Boot [Max Boot]is a Russian-American specialist in foreign affairs who identifies as a conservative but no longer supports the Republican Party.[Read more at by Heather Cox Richardson @HC_Richardson via @SubstackInc]
He[Max Boot] writes: “I’m a single-issue voter. My issue is the fate of democracy in the United States.[Read more at by Heather Cox Richardson @HC_Richardson via @SubstackInc]
Simply put, I[Max Boot] have no faith that we will remain a democracy if Republicans win power.[Read more at by Heather Cox Richardson @HC_Richardson via @SubstackInc]
Thus, although I’m[Max Boot] not a Democrat, I will continue to vote exclusively for Democrats[Read more at by Heather Cox Richardson @HC_Richardson via @SubstackInc]
—as I[Max Boot(not a Democrat) but votes Democrat] have done in every election since 2016—until the GOP ceases to pose an existential threat to our freedom.” [Read more at by Heather Cox Richardson @HC_Richardson via @SubstackInc]

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