Never Trump vs. Never Again

Donald Trump is introduced at the Republican Jewish Coalition's Annual Leadership Summit in Las Vegas on October 28, 2023. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

We begin with a tautology: If there are circumstances under which you’re willing to vote for Donald Trump, you’re not actually “Never Trump.”

And if you’re not, I understand. Sort of.

Take it from me, it’s not a club anyone should be eager to join. Membership means losing most of your friends in politics and trading them for a small clique of idealistic nerds prone to quoting Michael Oakeshott. (No offense, Jonah.) Unless you’re an idealistic nerd yourself, as I am, it’s an awkward place to be.

Also awkward is the fact that no one who’s part of it is truly “Never Trump.”

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