Radio host Eric Erickson is pleading with Republicans to declare they won’t support Donald Trump’s 2016 race if he wins the GOP nomination:
I will not vote for Donald Trump for President of the United States even if he is the Republican nominee.
He is an authoritarian blending nationalist and tribal impulses, which historically has never worked out well for the nation that goes in that direction or the people in that nation.
He will not win in November … Trump is a liberal who has supported big government, interventionist policies. He defends Planned Parenthood, says he can cut deals in Washington, and believes in a socialist government run healthcare scheme … Trump is also a con-artist and the media, which has built his campaign is going to destroy his campaign … By the time the media and Democrats, but I repeat myself, are done with Trump, he will be radioactive …
It is absolutely important to disclose that we will not support Trump in the general election now. It shows that we are not sore losers whose nominee preference did not win, but rather are stating that if Trump does get the nomination, we will not support him and are making our declaration with enough time to stop him if his supporters listen to reason …
I will not vote for Donald Trump. Many people I know feel the same way. So as you go vote for Donald Trump, know you are casting your lot with a man who cannot beat the Democrats and who will lose support of long time Republicans in the process.
If Trump supporters choose to proceed, history will show what they will never concede — his defeat is on them, not us. With the rise of an authoritarian menace to our republic, it is important to go on record now, while he can be stopped, that we will play no part in his rise.
The anti-Trump declaration comes only a few weeks after Erickson tried — but failed — to persuade GOP politicians to approve President Barack Obama’s nominee for a Georgia federal judgeship, whom many suspected of supporting amnesty.