If being a leader means no more than, though no less than, getting others to follow, Donald Trump is the real thing! The degree to which he has twisted the usual campaign template to suit his unusual carnival temperament is stupefying.
He’s not what’s remarkable. What remarkable is us. What’s remarkable is the degree to which we’ve been willing to bend to the whiff of his will, oblige his every whispered whim, and follow his lead no matter how dopey the destination.
The media has been willing, nay eager to carry his water, unable, nay unwilling, to turn its prying eyes away from its political prize. We in turn are the consumed consumers, waddling in line behind The Donald who leads us to we know not where.