The Only Questions Now
Is it worth forcing change in the Republican Party at Rhode Island and national levels by voting for a Democrat whom I despise, or would it be enough simply not to vote (or to write in Ronald Reagan)?
And a related question: Is the “slightly better” leadership of the Republican Party only postponing, perhaps with a consequent exacerbation of, those calamities that we fear were the Democrats regain control? If Democrat leadership let through a relatively minor terrorist attack, for example, mightn’t the national-security-based backlash at the polls give hawks a stronger hand to prevent such outcomes as a nuclear Iran?
How horrible that we find ourselves in the position of asking such questions.