It was a piece that basically savaged Never Trump conservative intellectuals for not realizing the stakes of this election. How anybody could do anything that would support Hillary had this author beside himself. And he was just lobbing grenades at these people with every paragraph. There hasn’t been a whole lot of reaction to it. I haven’t found a whole lot. Bill Kristol with a couple or three tweets made a guess as to who it is that wrote it and called it a bunch of sophistry and didn’t take it seriously.
And there’s a post at National Review Online on their Corner blog about it that really doesn’t even react, just uses the piece as a reason to say something else about Scott Walker, who was not really in the piece. But I’ll explain that. There hasn’t been — I searched some blogs, and I didn’t see any reaction to this at all. What do you think that means? What do you think no reaction to it means? Well, that’s one way that it hit home, that it hit home so that people don’t want to react to it, just ignore it when somebody hits you with legitimate criticism, ignore it, don’t amplify it, don’t respond to it.
And then the other school of thought is that it was so off the wall that nobody took it seriously. But it was the kind of piece that if you are a conservative intellectual and a Never Trumper it was written right for you and aimed at you, it would be the kind of piece that would really tick you off and so you would think there would be some reaction. So far, none. But it’s early. They may still be digesting.