It’s worth remembering that the National Review, whom Jonah Goldberg writes for, very visibly committed itself to defeating Donald Trump. To me, they still seem to be going through stages of grief. That said, Goldberg raises an interesting point when he writes,
As it stands now, it seems almost inconceivable that Sanders could become the Democratic nominee — unless the FBI indicts Hillary Clinton before the convention, or she reveals herself to be some sort of animatronic device sent from the future to bore us to death (which would make her ineligible under the “natural born” clause of the Constitution). The former seems about as plausible as the latter, given that Trump’s nomination makes it even less likely the Feds will risk interfering with the election.
Clare Foran, “Unity Won’t Come Easily for Democrats,” Atlantic, May 24, 2016, http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2016/05/bernie-sanders-hillary-clinton-democratic-party-platform/484067/
William Douglas and David Goldstein, “Will Sanders voters ever ‘Feel the Bern’ for Clinton?” McClatchy, May 24, 2016, http://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/politics-government/election/article79509052.html?rh=1
Jonah Goldberg, “A Four-Way Race for President Is Possible,” National Review, May 25, 2016, http://www.nationalreview.com/article/435791/bernie-sanders-donald-trump-four-way-race
Josh Zeitz, “Why Bernie’s Bros Might Go for Trump,” Politico, May 25, 2016, http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2016/05/why-bernies-bros-might-go-for-trump-213915
Hillary Clinton’s arrogance in seeking the nomination and the Democratic Party’s credulity in crowning her as its nominee with these sorts of clouds hanging over her head are simply breathtaking.
Josh Gerstein, “Hillary’s summer of scandal,” Politico, May 25, 2016, http://www.politico.com/story/2016/05/gop-sees-summer-of-scandal-for-clinton-223536
Nadia Prupis, “Government Report on Clinton Email Scandal Much Worse Than Expected,” Common Dreams, May 25, 2016, http://www.commondreams.org/news/2016/05/25/government-report-clinton-email-scandal-much-worse-expected
Byron Tau, “Watchdog Faults Hillary Clinton’s Email Practices at State Department,” Wall Street Journal, May 25, 2016, http://www.wsj.com/articles/watchdog-faults-hillary-clinton-email-practices-at-state-department-1464188308
- Conor Friedersdorf, “Standing Athwart History Yelling, ‘Stop Donald Trump!'” Atlantic, January 22, 2016, http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2016/01/standing-athwart-history-yelling-stop-donald-trump/426504/; National Review, “Against Trump,” January 21, 2016, http://www.nationalreview.com/article/430137/donald-trump-conservative-movement-menace↩
- Jonah Goldberg, “A Four-Way Race for President Is Possible,” National Review, May 25, 2016, http://www.nationalreview.com/article/435791/bernie-sanders-donald-trump-four-way-race↩