I feel like this is a minor betrayal of the plot dynamics of the reality show we collectively live in now. Obviously, for maximum drama, George Conway is supposed to primary Trump himself, thus forcing Kellyanne to make a wrenching decision about whom to back.
Nah, I’m just kidding. She’d back Trump. And it wouldn’t be wrenching.
Instead Conway’s forming a new Super PAC called the Lincoln Project with other well-known righty Never Trumpers like Steve Schmidt, Rick Wilson, and John Weaver. The wrinkle is that they’re not just out to defeat Trump; apparently they’re headed into battleground states to try to stop Trump’s apologists in Congress too. Does that mean if Susan Collins and Cory Gardner vote to acquit Trump next month, there’ll be Lincoln Project ads running against them in Maine and Colorado, potentially putting Chuck Schumer in charge of the Senate? Sounds like it. From a joint op-ed written by the PAC’s co-founders published today in the Times: