I’ve always been a big skeptic of having faithless electors choose someone other than Trump to be president (though I do admire conservatives who suggest this should happen). For one thing, I think it sets a terrible precedent. For another, most plans seem to involve installing a regular Republican like Kasich, and it’s not clear to me that a regular Republican wouldn’t do more damage than Trump. A regular Republican president would probably be more popular and possibly seen as less illegitimate, and that would give that president more latitude to do all the awful things Paul Ryan wants done on the domestic front.
The revelations about Russian interference in the election have changed my mind. I don’t think it’s a good thing to have a president who is beholden to Putin for his electoral victory, especially when that president has also expressed admiration for Putin and skepticism about NATO and has had advisors who got a lot of money from Putin and may owe a lot of money to Russian oligarchs, and so on. Maybe this makes me an idiot jingoist who can’t accept the true leftist fact that the US deserves to be run by foreign agents after what it did in Central America.
But it’s what I believe nevertheless.