He came to Jesus at night and said, "Rabbi, we know you are a teacher who has come from God. For no-one could perform the miraculous signs you are doing if God were not with him."
The Pharisees have got a bad press. We see them as the arch villains in the Biblical story, yet among them were Nicodemus and St Paul. We must be careful not to judge a book by its cover. This is particularly true of members of political parties. There are many who are earnestly seeking yet have taken a wrong path and other who are apparently on the right path for all the wrong reasons.
My readers will know that I am right of center, yet some of the activities of my fellow right-wingers appall me, while I recognize that some left wingers say what they say out of compassion and self-sacrifice, they just seem to have chosen an impossible solution. Nicodemus was brought up short by the evidence of his own eyes. Perhaps he was beginning to see that the way to salvation was not by tithing mint and cumin.