Leftists don’t want to go there. They’re afraid of the arena of ideas. They refuse to acknowledge that people can be sincere in embracing conservative principles and candidates promoting those principles.
Leftists think our opposition to their approach must be rooted in racism or some other nefarious “ism” because it simply can’t be about the actual substance of their beliefs. It’s as if they can’t comprehend the existence of a different opinion, let alone it’s legitimacy.