Venture capitalist Marc Andreessen devoted countless tweets to tearing down Trump's provocative pronouncements, such as his call to ban Muslims from entering the United States.
The sage of Sand Hill Road returned to Twitter Tuesday night to deliver his verdict on Trump's likely
Several Silicon Valley Republicans confided, in interviews and private conversations, that they would cast ballots for Clinton, producing what one political strategist described as the "opposite of the Reagan Democrat" — the Clinton Republican.
"I'm hearing rumblings people would quietly vote for Hillary to make sure Trump doesn't get it. Staying home or not voting doesn't necessarily keep him from the White House," said another longtime Republican. "There are also rumblings there could be a group that comes out publicly for Hillary to make a point."
Prominent GOP donors, including Hewlett-Packard Enterprise CEO Meg Whitman, Cisco Executive Chairman John Chambers and Oracle Executive Chairman Larry Ellison, won't say whom they'll support come November. They backed other candidates in the 2016 Republican primary.
Hoover Institution fellow Lanhee Chen has been discussing the possibility of a third-party candidate. Possible contenders would fall into three categories: A longtime conservative like former Texas Sen. Phil Gramm, who's at the end of his or her career; a young, ambitious player looking to win the adoration of conservatives, like Nebraska Sen. Ben Sasse; or a candidate like former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg or Gen. Colin Powell, who could attract conservatives and progressives in a general election.
Finding the right candidate, and getting that name on the ballot in every state in the country in time for the November election, is unlikely.