Trump, The Anti-Democratic Bully

Benjamin Wallace-Wells:

The chances that Trump wins the election are close to vanishing: he is behind by a margin that no one has ever returned from, and last night’s debate did not help. There is another possibility now, which is that the Trump faction will not accept a loss. So much depends upon the relationship between the candidate and his core supporters—on whether they view him as a convenient vehicle for their anger or whether they have a deeper attachment to his cult of personality. The electors, certified by the states, will meet on December 19th to pick a President. Maybe that will be the day when the darkness of the Trump campaign recedes. Maybe it will be with us even longer.