Donald Trump crushed it in the Indiana GOP primary last night, winning more than 50 percent of the vote and causing Ted Cruz to drop out. Although John Kasich is still in the race, he has only won one state so far while Trump is less than 200 delegates from securing the nomination.
This scenario caused quite a few stalwart Republicans to finally be done with the “our candidate is less awful than theirs” tactic that’s been employed for twenty years. A sudden interest in the Libertarian (Big “L”) party hit Google:
In the many decades I’ve been a Republican activist I’ve seen angst over various nominees, but I’ve never seen people quickly jump ship. Tonight I did.
Here’s radio talker Steve Deace:
Well, there goes my time as a Republican. We'll be changing our party affiliations tomorrow. Frankly, I feel relieved to do it. Free even.
— Steve Deace (@SteveDeaceShow) May 4, 2016
And Ricochet editor Jon Gabriel:
Just asked the RNC to remove me from all their mailing lists because I'm leaving the party. That felt good.
— jon gabriel (@exjon) May 4, 2016
Last, but never least, me:
Current mood: pic.twitter.com/dkF0zWGm2c
— SFK (@stephenkruiser) May 4, 2016
Gary Johnson hates raising taxes. The GOP I used to know did too. They don’t anymore.
Good enough for me.