[guest post by Dana]
Refusing to go down the rabbit hole:
— Mitt Romney (@MittRomney) October 16, 2020
I’m reading a lot of complaints that Mitt is playing both sides, and shame on him for not being able to make a solid stand against X (that changes depending on whether the complainant is a Democrat or Republican). But here’s the thing, the two major parties have morphed into some unrecognizable carnival-mirror version of their former selves. Today’s parties would have been unrecognizable not that long ago. One can still hold their political views and values, yet take aim at targets ripe for the attack. And if supporters don’t like their party being attacked, maybe those targets ought to do something about their presentation, substance, goals, and alignments.
There is still a remnant of Americans trying to hold the increasingly elusive middle. And we’re dug in.