Danielle Pletka, a senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, in an OpEd for The Washington Post, wrote today that she never considered voting for Trump in 2016, but “in 2020, I may be forced to vote for the man“
She wrote that in 2016 she considered him a “johnny-come-lately Republican” whose “nasty schoolyard jibes seemed to me the worst degradation of American politics.”
Pletka says she is not oblivious to Trump’s “odious tweets” and “general crudeness” but believes those tendencies have obscured “his administration’s more-substantive accomplishments, such as focusing the world’s attention on China’s threat to global security and brokering a new era of Middle East peace.“
She goes on to say that she fears his “erratic personality-driven decision-making” and that “his contempt for NATO is alarming” but that she fears the “leftward lurch of the Democratic Party even more.”
What is there to be afraid of? I fear that former vice president Joe Biden would be a figurehead president, incapable of focus or leadership, who would run a teleprompter presidency with the words drafted by his party’s hard-left ideologues. I fear that a Congress with Democrats controlling both houses — almost certainly ensured by a Biden victory in November — would begin an assault on the institutions of government that preserve the nation’s small “d” democracy.Washington Post
Her full OpEd can be found here.