Many subscribers of National Review may have been unpleasantly surprised when they received their magazine in the mail this week and saw the cover simply titled “Against Trump.”
The issue faced commentary from Glenn Beck, Thomas Sowell, Michael Medved, Erick Erickson, Cal Thomas, William Kristol, Katie Pavlich, Dana Loesh, and many other big names — 22 in all.
With over 9,000 words between the columnists, each blasts Trump’s alleged faux-conservativism.
Apparently the guys who endorsed Romney think they’re qualified to tell us who is and who isn’t conservative.
I’d thought the entire establishment was out to get Trump, but as Politico reported, the establishment wasn’t too kind to National Review for that issue:
The Republican National Committee has disinvited National Review from a presidential debate partnership following the release of an edition devoted to taking down Donald Trump, the conservative magazine reported late Thursday.
Jack Fowler, publisher of National Review, outlined the RNC’s rationale in a piece published on the magazine’s website.
“The reason,” he wrote, explaining the RNC’s stance: “Our ‘Against Trump’ editorial and symposium. We expected this was coming. Small price to pay for speaking the truth about The Donald.”
The real estate magnate and frontrunner in national Republican presidential polling slammed the edition on its release in a series of tweets.
National Review agreed to partner with NBC for the Republican debate scheduled for Feb. 26 in Houston, Texas. Shortly after, the partnership for the pre-Super Tuesday debate was suspended and the RNC selected CNN as its replacement, according to Fowler’s report.
One of the wisest creations of National Review’s founder William F. Buckley Jr. was something known as the “Buckley Rule.” The rule states that you don’t vote for the most conservative candidate, you vote for the most conservative viable candidate.
Just judging by the polls, it’s obvious who the American public sees as the most viable.
[Note: This post was authored by The Analytical Economist]