In Thursday’s debate, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, and John Kasich all ripped into Donald Trump. But then, in response to a question, they all agreed that if he gets the Republican nomination, they would support him.
That made me lose respect for all of these candidates. If their criticisms of Trump are true–that he is a genuinely bad man and would make a terrible president–how could they ever support him?
Since when should loyalty to a political party trump (sorry) loyalty to one’s country? Or to one’s principles?
I suppose they felt bound by their pledge in the very first debate to support the eventual nominee, which everyone but Trump–who was at the time a very unlikely winner–agreed to! But still, as it says somewhere in the Lutheran confessions, immoral vows are not binding.