Texas has been a Republican State since 1980. With 38 electoral votes, the presumption has long been that Texas would be a reliably Red State. Consistent with the voice of Texans, the Dallas Morning News has endorsed a Republican for President for the last 60 years. However, Donald Trump has inspired the conservative voice of Dallas to speak out against Trump. The editorial board of the DMN wrote:
“Donald Trump is no Republican and certainly no conservative,”
“We have no interest in a Republican nominee for whom all principles are negotiable, nor in a Republican Party that is willing to trade away principle for pursuit of electoral victory. Trump doesn’t reflect Republican ideals of the past; we are certain he shouldn’t reflect the GOP of the future.”
Obviously, for the conservative paper in Dallas to break with tradition of endorsing Republican candidates, there must be something astounding frightening about a Trump Presidency. Be scared. Be very scared!