I hope this doesn’t sound arrogant; I don’t mean it to, but one benefit that I, as a former Republican, have discovered in my opposing Trump is that I can speak more credibly and honestly to Democrats and progressives about politics and economics. Because principle is more important than “winning”–because this is a no-win scenario for me–I don’t feel the need to spin things to make my candidate look good and their candidate look bad. They’re all bad, so I can offer a no-holds-barred critique. While liberals and Republicans will likely disagree with me (in their naked desire to “win” at all costs), I believe this principled stance has placed me out of the partisan trenches and on the moral high ground.
And I like the view.