I have to say: it would be hard to imagine a livelier political season, or one more fitting for these times.
Over on the left, Hillary Clinton is watching it all slip away all over again — this time to a pallid, septuagenarian Marxist from Vermont. (I’ve had many wonderful blessings in my life, but to be able to see this woman’s ambitions slowly burnt to ashes is about as good as it gets.)
Meanwhile, on the other side, the atavistic GOP is tearing itself to pieces. Conservatism, Inc. today has mounted a desperate assault on Donald Trump, as it watches its worst nightmare — irrelevance — come true. (You had your chance, guys.)
No, no, my friends, now things have changed. While the intellectuals of NRO, and of the Democratic editorial pages, have fiddled, the world has caught fire.
The blogger calling himself “Porter” summed it up perfectly in a recent tweet:
“Left and right are obsolete terms. All politics in the West are now State v. Nation.”
I’ve said for years now that this system was tottering. Now it’s beginning to tip right over. Who will win? Sanders? Trump?
“What difference, at this point, does it make?”