Jim Geraghty in today’s NRO Morning Jolt
That first phrase is the key here.
And that is because … voting is not an act of political purity.
Voting is a practical act of choosing the “least worst”, everywhere and always. Commit this to memory — always vote for whoever you dislike the least.
Do not ever, EVER, stay home in a general election to “teach your party a lesson”. The time to do that is during the primary, not the general. In doing so, you leave the door open for activists who are more committed than you are to making things happen. And you will not like it.
Romney was not really my guy in 2012 - I wanted Rick Perry to win the nomination — and McCain was definitely not my guy in 2008, but I voted for both because they were superior to anything the Dems could ever offer, and especially to Mr. Obama.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu