Day 242 / Day 9

Some things need to be said like… He doesn’t really care about his followers; he was only willing to stand for what he and they value. In fact, I suspect he’s disgusted by ‘his’ masses: they aren’t elite and he absolutely does not see himself as Everyman. Once it’s clear to him that he’s out — and by a margin that humiliates him — , I sincerely doubt he’ll spend the next four years stumping for the party he’s hijacked, so it’s screwed as it’ll be hard pressed to find a galvanizing figure with his background and bravado willing to gamble it all on an office that ultimately (ultimately) takes more than it gives. And yet, he’s created a template, so v2 will be 10x, 100x worse.