If you were a presidential candidate, are there any particular issues or viewpoints that you would be willing to fight for, even if you knew that it would cost you the presidential election and hand the Presidency to your opponent?
Or does it make no sense to do so, since by doing so you would let your opponent have the presidential power to advance his agenda which would be contrary to yours?
(For instance, let’s say you support gun control and your opponent opposes gun control. If you support gun control, you will lose the election, and then your opponent will simply be elected and then advance his anti-gun-control agenda. So from a practical perspective, did it make any practical sense for you to publicly support gun control?)