Were it not for the Donald, the electoral season so far would have been the bore that many of us were expecting and dreading. Trump turned it into a guilty pleasure, more interesting by far than any of his reality TV shows.
And it looks like the Trump phenomenon has legs. Unless something very unforeseen happens, or the man loses interest, it won’t flicker out anytime soon. Eager to feather their own nests, seasoned political operatives are already defecting to the Trump campaign. A joke barely a month ago, the Donald actually stands a chance of winning the early caucuses and primaries. After that, who knows!
But to get there, he will have to do more than attack other Republican candidates and Fox media personalities for being the phony ne’er-do-wells that they are. He will have to appeal to what is basest and most contemptible in human nature. More