Trump supported Ryan before Ryan’s primary. Now Ryan is turning on Trump in the general.
Just a naive red state voter here, but I guess I always felt like everybody has to come in for the big win when it comes to general elections. That’s one of the principles of every political party. That was drilled into my head when I voted for Bob Dole in ’96 and Bush in ’92. I didn’t vote for McCain incidentally–sorry nuclear war with Russia too big of a risk–but I’m just Joe Blow voter at the end of the day. As bad as Obama has been, I believe that existential risk would have been worse. Nonetheless, generals are different from primaries, and Ryan’s doing everything he can to hand Hillary the election.
If people don’t like Trump, that’s totally understandable. But when Jeb and company signed the pledge, it was pretty obvious what Trump’s flaws were, and they could have just as easily taken a stand not to support him no matter what and say this was a special case. They wanted it both ways, i.e., no honor nor courage of conviction.