A few days ago, columnist Andrew Sullivan wrote — beautifully, as always — about why he’s leaving The Right. I’m not one of his regular readers, so I don’t know if this is his first “official” break from The Right, but if it is, I’m here to say, what took you so long?
Anyone who wonders why I left the Republicans should read Sullivan’s piece. He says it so much better than I could. He joins me and countless others as we stand here somewhere in the middle, abandoned and disenchanted, watching the party we once embraced disappearing rapidly into the distance.
I guess I wasn’t as tough as Sullivan. I cracked back in 2000 after years of growing disenchantment; the nomination of George Bush was the last straw.
The attrition continues as the party stampedes headlong toward the precipice, and I watch with bemusement, wondering if its leaders will turn before it’s too late or if they’ll keep going — over the edge and into oblivion.