The Fooler in Chief
It would be nice if we could take comfort in Lincoln’s famous dictum: “You can fool some of the people all of the time, and you can fool all of the people some of the time, but you can’t fool all of the people all of the time.” Alas, you only have to fool most of the people some of the time to win an election. And with our electoral college system, in which the final result isn’t determined by the popular vote, you may not even have to fool most of the people some of the time. This year, Republicans will succeed in keeping some of the people who would be among most of the people from voting. And even if Trump isn’t able to fool enough of the people to win the electoral college, he’ll try to fool enough of the people into thinking the election was rigged against him. It’s concerning that, although Trump is deficient in every other human quality, he’s a master at fooling people, the result of intensive practice throughout his entire life.