Leading up to the 2016 Presidential Election, between PJ Media and my personal blog, I wrote close to 30 #NeverTrump articles. In fact, I’m pretty sure that I was among the first to suspect he was a contender. All the way back in the Fall of 2015, I began to wonder if Donald Trump was being underestimated by the powers-that-be in D.C. Sitting in a BBQ restaurant in Arlington, VA that fall, I asked some of my friends who are part of the D.C. elite movers and shakers about Trump. They laughed dismissively, and explained why he was going to disappear.
“Sure, he’s polling well now,” one friend conceded. “But the people who are responding to the polls don’t vote.”
Well, as we all know, history was not kind to my friend’s prognostication.
Over the next few weeks, I began to wonder if my friends weren’t overlooking the anger and fear among conservative voters. So, in January of 2016, I wrote my first #NeverTrump article. And as many readers of PJ Media can attest, I did not let up.