David Brooks begins his latest New York Times op-ed entitled "Donald Trump Isn’t Real" by observing:
"Donald Trump was inducted into the World Wrestling Entertainment Hall of Fame in 2013. He’d been involved with professional wrestling for over a quarter century. At first his interest was on the business side, because so many of the events were held at his hotels. But then he began appearing in the ring as an actual character.
His greatest moment came in 2007 with the pay-per-view series called 'Battle of the Billionaires,' when he verbally went up against the WWE’s chief executive, Vince McMahon. The feud started when Trump interrupted McMahon on Fan Appreciation Night and upstaged him by raining thousands of dollars in cash down on the crowd in the arena. It continued with a verbal barrage and proxy match, and ended with a triumphant Trump shaving McMahon’s head in the middle of the ring."
A pity McMahon didn't shave Trump's head, revealing the secrets of the Donald's comb-over. Now that would have been entertainment!
Brooks proceeds to explain Trump's second-place finish in Iowa, "Trump was more spectacle than substance," and informs us, "We can expect similar Trump underperformance in state after state." Brooks's conclusion:
"Marco Rubio now has his moment. He is the only candidate who can plausibly unify the party. Desperate Cruz-hating Republicans will turn their faces to him."
From your lips to God's ears, David.
But once again, Brooks leaves Hillary out of the equation. How does someone facing possible indictment garner the votes of almost 50 percent of Iowa's Democrats?
Is Hillary's candidacy just as obscene as that of Trump? You bet!
Please, Joe, it's time to throw your hat into the ring.