I don’ usually do this, but I have to pass on to you today’s episode of the Hugh Hewitt Show. He is my favorite political analyst/talking head, and he was hilarious today. He spoke like a man who has just experienced a tent-revival-style conversion. There was repentance (“I was wrong”), zeal, and a resolve to make converts to his cause.
Until today, he has been copiously above the fray vis-à-vis the Trump candidacy. He has said that he’s “Switzerland”—committed to neutrality in the Republican primary and open to voting for GOP nominee even if it’s Trump. He has never been #NeverTrump, and has been arguing against #NeverTrump as wrong-headed.
No mas. All of that changed today as a result of Trump’s racist remarks about a judge. Hewitt has seen the light, and he is trying to warn the GOP that unless they dump Trump, they will not only lose the Presidency but also the House and the Senate. And they will put the party in the political wilderness for a decade or more.
For this reason, he is calling for Paul Ryan, Mitch McConnell, and Reince Priebus to put their heads together in order to deny Trump the nomination at the Convention. It is an open call for mutiny (which by the way is now a hashtag, #Mutiny).
In short, Hewitt was in high dudgeon today. I’ve never heard him like this. You can listen for yourself below. Hilarious.