Equal Opportunity Disgust!
In "Homelessness, Party Style" (First Things, July 27, 2016), George Weigel speaks of being left behind by political parties, and he might as well be wishing a plague on both their houses in speaking of the Democrats and the Republicans, for he was once upon a time a Democrat, but journeyed away when it left him behind:
I now wonder whether I'm about to make that journey again: not, of course, to revert to a Democratic Party that has ever more mindlessly arranged its affairs around an absolutist commitment to the sexual revolution and its relentless assault on traditional culture, but to declare myself the twenty-first-century equivalent, in party terms, of a stateless-person. The Democratic Party once left me. Now, the Republican Party has left me by embracing Donald Trump, a man utterly unfit by experience, intellect, or character to be President of the United States (a trifecta of disqualifiers, I hasten to add, that I would also apply to Mrs. Clinton).I can empathize, but as an American abroad, I find my thoughts drawn more to the issues of foreign policy, and on these, Trump has already done damage by publicly questioning America's commitment to protecting its allies. Hillary Clinton has shown poor judgment in particular instances, but Trump's off-the-cuff remarks call basic principles into question.
Maybe I'll just have to write myself in as a candidate . . .