When I worked at WTMJ Charlie Sykes and I became good friends.
He has a new book coming out very soon.
Once and always a staunch Never Trumper, Charlie spoke with columnist Michael Cummins.
Sykes finds it especially disconcerting that conservatives are attacking him on behalf of a politician who, as he argues in his book, “spent most of his career rejecting their values.” He urges those who believe he is a turncoat to “find something I am saying now that I wasn’t saying a year-and-a-half ago.”
I ask Sykes if it comforts him to consider that some who support Trump have genuinely respectable intellects and judgment. Does he ever wonder if he’s overreacting? “You always have to ask yourself that,” he responds. “But ultimately the answer is no.”
Cummins’ lengthy piece is well done and worth the time.