Glenn Beck, nationally syndicated radio host: “Sure, Trump’s potential primary victory would provide Hillary Clinton with the easiest imaginable path to the White House. But it’s far worse than that. If Donald Trump wins the Republican nomination, there will once again be no opposition to an ever-expanding government.” (21 January 2016)

David Boaz, executive vice president of the Cato Institute and the author of The Libertarian Mind: “Without even getting into his past support for a massive wealth tax and single-payer health care, his know-nothing protectionism, or his passionate defense of eminent domain, I think we can say that this is a Republican campaign that would have appalled Buckley, Goldwater, and Reagan.” (21 January 2016)

Mona Charen, senior fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center: “The Never Trump commitment is not a matter of being excessively fastidious or too good for this world. Recognizing the imperfection of politics and of life is part of being a grown up.” (23 May 2016)

Ben Domenech, publisher of the Federalist: “The case for constitutional limited government is the case against Donald Trump. To the degree we take him at his word — understanding that Trump is a negotiator whose positions are often purposefully deceptive — what he advocates is a rejection of our Madisonian inheritance and an embrace of Barack Obama’s authoritarianism.” (21 January 2016)

Erick Erickson, editor of The Resurgent and an Atlanta-based talk-radio host: “I will not vote for Donald Trump for President of the United States even if he is the Republican nominee. He is an authoritarian blending nationalist and tribal impulses, which historically has never worked out well for the nation that goes in that direction or the people in that nation.” (27 February 2016)

David French, National Review columnist: “There are those who say that the #NeverTrump crew should “get a life,” but we are opposed to Trump because of our lives: our life’s work, to be precise. No, not our careers — they will go on — but rather the long and vital work of building a conservative movement that represents our nation’s best hope for the greatness Trump claims to crave.” (29 April 2016)

Jonah Goldberg, National Review columnist: “If the #NeverTrumpers fail to stop Trump at the convention, they could rally around an independent candidate. Who might that be? That’s the billion-dollar question. Some want a true outsider like retired Marine General James Mattis. Others think Mitt Romney could leap into the breach. The path to an independent candidacy is perilous. But if you’re of the opinion that Trump and Hillary Clinton aren’t acceptable options, the perilous path is the only one available.” (30 March 2016)

Bill Kristol, editor of The Weekly Standard: “Isn’t Trumpism a two-bit Caesarism of a kind that American conservatives have always disdained? Isn’t the task of conservatives today to stand athwart Trumpism, yelling Stop?” (21 January 2016)

George Will, NY Times columnist: “Were he to be nominated, conservatives would have two tasks. One would be to help him lose 50 states—condign punishment for his comprehensive disdain for conservative essentials, including the manners and grace that should lubricate the nation’s civic life.” (29 April 2016)


Sean Hannity: “I’ll be voting for Donald Trump in November.” (31 May 2016)