Am I the only one who looks at Trippy Trump's behavior and realizes that he's desperately trying not to get elected?
It's possible that no one's more surprised and alarmed than he is to find himself where he stands today.
He's been "running" for the nomination for years and people have always understood that he was just a very bad joke wrapped in a giant ego. This year, for whatever reason, the media loved him and covered his every move, granting him a legitimacy that nothing in his so-called platform or history deserved. So, you know, maybe no so much with him having self-awareness.
Part of me is smirking--having lived through the meltdown and re-emergence of the Democratic Party, I'm not sorry that the Repubs are getting their turn in the stocks. (The Dems moved toward the middle when they reconstituted themselves. Here's hoping the Repubs do the same.)
But mostly, since politics and politicians have become so much more crazy in the last fifteen or twenty years, I'm fighting the urge to send apology notes to everyone else in the world, promising them we're not as crazy as we look at the moment and that we will, eventually, get our shit back together.
P.S. Our system works people. But it only works if we all vote.