We’ve Had About All the Genius We Can Stand

Through the primary season and the early stages of the general election, Donald Trump made any number of apparently boneheaded moves. His supporters, though, were always quick to tell us that Trump couldn’t be judged by ordinary standards. What seemed to be blunders were really acts of unique Trumpian genius! We heard this over and over.

Well, we are now a month out from the election, and newspapers are headlining Trump’s refusal to drop out of the race. We’ve got ’em right where we want ’em, right, fellas?

When this fiasco is over, I think we should go easy on those who thought Donald Trump was the GOP’s optimal nominee. A soft, Lincolnian peace, in other words. At a minimum, however, all Republicans should resolve never, ever again to nominate an amateur to run for president.