Johan Goldberg’s newsletter quotes Bill Bennett as saying:
There’s a lot of people and there are still undecided people. [Trump] does not need to speak to the NeverTrump person — some of my friends, or maybe former friends, who suffer from a terrible case of moral superiority, and put their own vanity and taste above the interest of the country.
Jonah wants an apology:
Now for the personal: Bill should apologize, for two reasons. First, I do not question his patriotism or love of country for so enthusiastically supporting a man who in his personal life and as a politician desecrates so much Bill has stood for over the past 50 years. I just think Bill’s wrong. This kind of rhetoric is beneath him.
It seems to us that Bill is exactly right. It seems obvious that Jonah knows this by the nasty first reason. We still love The National Review but think it has damaged its brand by its virulent NeverTrump position. We know not everyone is on board at The National Review but enough are to cause brand damage.