I am regularly stunned by the number of supposedly intelligent people who believe to their core that they are duty bound to vote against their claimed beliefs. And that all those other names on the ballot/write in just isn’t there.
I am also stunned that these people can reconcile the founders telling us in their very writings to “Vote on principle assured that your vote is never wasted” and then coming to sites like FR knowing better than the people who created the Constitution and the very country.
I think quite a few of them are unaware of our founders’ position, but in my case, giving them the information doesn’t make much difference. It’s an ingrained mindset....if someone has an “R” after his name, he’s automatically the good guy.
You say he supports immigration reform and queer marriage? Ignore that. The magical “R” is all that matters.