Yesterday Esquire‘s Matt Miller wondered aloud why Taylor Swift, Dwayne Johnson, Tom Cruise, Mark Wahlberg, Chris Pratt, Sean P. Poppadiddypop and others have chosen to say nothing about Clinton-Trump-Johnson. I’ll tell you why some have been silent. An instinct is telling them they may experience some kind of cultural pushback or loss of income as a result of stating a Presidential preference, and they’d rather leave well enough alone. Or because (a) they’re more or less Republican-minded (Wahlberg, Johnson, Pratt) and (b) have concluded that saying so will probably spark animosity among a percentage of the creative community, and so, as conservative-minded types have been doing for decades, they’re zipping it for the good of their incomes.