October 5, 2019•157 words
Mitt Romney and Ben Sasse are starting to speak out.
Did it take too long, yes.
Are there statements on the weaker side, yes.
Should they do more, yes.
Should we be criticizing them for those things? The answer is a strong no. They are likely testing reactions. They know they are going to get attacked from one person and his followers they need to make sure it is worth it.
While the statements may not be as strong as we want we need to encourage people to speak out and not attack them when they do it.
If they get attacked for their statement being too weak or qualified do you think that will motivate others to step forward?
We are in a new territory and new rules are being developed. Those that wil come out ahead will be those that can see nuance and navigate the challenges not the purists who demand all or nothing.