I can understand and respect honest Never-Trumpers, I really can, especially since I was once in their ranks. In many ways I still have problems with Trump, but I have been pleasantly surprised at the number of promises he has kept, especially in regard to the pro-life cause, and dismayed by the off the wall behavior of most of his Leftist critics. What I do not understand about many Never -Trumpers however, is their embrace of charlatans like Evan McMullin, remember him?, James Comey, Robert Mueller, etc, in their frantic effort to find someone, anyone, to save them from the Orange Man. Now we have former one term Congressman Joe Walsh as the latest Never Trumper would be savior.
I am very familiar with the career of Mr. Walsh. In the 1990s he was a pro-abort RINO who ran two unsuccessful races for office in Illinois.
In the Republican wave year of 2010 he ran as a born again conservative, eking out a Congressional win in Illinois against a Democrat incumbent by 291 votes. His term in Congress was notable for his very public spat with his ex-wife in which she accused him of being a deadbeat dad in regard to child support, claiming he owed her $117, 473.
Since losing his seat in Congress, an event helped by Democrat gerrymandering in Illinois, Walsh has had a radio show in which he specialized in regular intemperate statements including his promise of taking up a “musket” if Donald Trump was defeated in 2016.
Now, he has reinvented himself as a Never-Trumper and apologized over and over again for statements he made in the past few years.
The kindest characterization of Joe is that of political gadfly; the unkindest characterization would be that he is a grifting nut. However he is looked upon, he could be viewed as a credible figure only by people who are either deeply unserious or deeply dishonest.