In recent days I’ve read that Donald Trump is finally done and I’ve read that these reports of his death are greatly exaggerated. I’ve had smart people tell me confidently that a loss in Wisconsin would almost surely prevent him from winning the Republican presidential nomination and I’ve had equally smart people tell me with equal confidence that it wouldn’t.
How and when does Trump end?
In terms of politics, it’s a fascinating question, all the more so after Ted Cruz’s victory in the Badger State.
In all other senses, it’s a foolish one.
Trump doesn’t end. Whether he’s the nominee or not, moves into the White House or consoles himself at Mar-a-Lago, he’ll never shut up and never slink off — not after the convention, not after Election Day, no matter how resounding his defeat, no matter how grotesque his path there.