Calling a Lid on This Election

Dear Reader (Including the full panoply of NES, Genesis, and Atari households),

As Jeffrey Toobin said when asked if he could do a second Zoom call right away: I just don’t have it in me.

A bunch of people have written their big “Why I’m not voting for Trump” pieces. My former colleagues, Ramesh Ponnuru, Kevin Williamson, and Jay Nordlinger have all penned great ones. Peggy Noonan has a good one in the Wall Street Journal today.

I’ve been asked by a few folks if I’ll make a contribution to this oeuvre. And I just don’t have it in me. It seems to me that if you’ve been reading me for four years, you know where my head is at. Moreover, after four years of arguing against blurring the lines between analysis and partisanship, there’s just something about telling people how to vote, even obliquely, that rubs me the wrong way (“I can’t believe you didn’t go for the Toobin joke there.”—The Couch).

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