National Review, a journal whose conservative credentials trace back to its founder and long-time editor, William F. Buckley Jr., has published an entire issue devoted to stopping Donald Trump’s march to the Republican nomination for president.
The cover simply says: “Against Trump.”
Its lead editorial, and the cover of the web version of this special anti-Trump edition, says: “Trump is a philosophically unmoored political opportunist who would trash the broad conservative ideological consensus within the GOP in favor of a free-floating populism with strong-man overtones.”
Among the 22 conservative heavyweights joining in the “Against Trump” argument are Glenn Beck, Erick Erickson, L. Brent Bozell III, Mona Charen, Ben Domenech, William Kristol, former Attorney General Ed Meese, John Podhoretz, Cal Thomas and Thomas Sowell.
I have no idea whether this will hurt Trump or help him. I’ve never seen anything quite like it.
Trump has replied, on camera and in several of his famous tweets, by trashing National Review. Here’s one: “National Review is a failing publication that has lost it’s way. It’s circulation is way down w its influence being at an all time low. Sad!”