After once declaring he could never support Donald Trump as the Republican presidential nominee, Mark Levin changed his mind with a big announcement on his radio program Tuesday.In April, Levin drew a line in the sand:
“I’m gonna vote for Donald Trump. I’m gonna wind up voting for Donald Trump on Election Day," the talk radio host said after reiterating his perspective that Texas Sen. Ted Cruz was a far better choice for conservatives....
“Trump, despite the CNN poll [showing him 2 points up on Hillary Clinton Tuesday], has a lot of work to do to make up ground in these battleground states,” he said.
“But Hillary is so awful, I just don't know...."
Conservative radio host Mark Levin says he will not vote for Donald Trump in the general election because of Trump’s connection to controversial strategist Roger Stone.Never say never, I guess.
"I'm not voting for Donald Trump. Period. … These bully, dirty tricks, Nixonian tactics, they're only going to backfire. So, count me as never Trump," Levin said Friday.
Also softening, if not yet endorsing: Lindsey Graham. As recently as Monday, he said he's not backing Trump. However:
South Carolina Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham said he is pleased Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is holding up against Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.If Clinton can expand her lead, Graham might remain a Trump holdout. But he's watching Trump get close in the polls, and I guess that's all he needs to start grading Trump on a curve. If the race is within the margin of error by late October, I bet he'll endorse.
“Trump is getting better,” Graham told reporters Tuesday pointing to the recent polling. “You can see a more disciplined message. If he can hold it together for another 8 weeks.”
Graham, who ran against Trump in the primary and doubted that the New York billionaire could beat Clinton, appeared impressed that Trump could withstand the amount of political attacks he had taken so far.
“He’s had massive political body blows that would knock anybody else out. If he can cross the lines in the eyes of the public and be ready for the job, then I think you’re gonna have one hell of a race,” Graham added.
Bill Kristol? He still says he's "#NeverTrumpNorHillary." However:
I'm #NeverTrump. But I admit I do find the idea of liberals spitting up their morning chai with soy milk as they read the CNN poll amusing.— Bill Kristol (@BillKristol) September 6, 2016
Lefty media types: Stop. Take a breath. You loathe Trump. Fine. But it's now hampering your ability to report & analyze the race accurately.— Bill Kristol (@BillKristol) September 1, 2016
Odds on a Kristol flip-flop by November?