Ever since Donald Trump entered the Republican presidential race, I have been waiting to see him lose. I wanted to see how he would handle it. Humility, after all, is not an emotion with which the Donald appears to be intimately familiar.
Remember when his rival Ben Carson, the retired brain surgeon, was running neck-in-neck with him in polls back in November, occasionally beating him? "How stupid are the people of Iowa?" Trump raged about Carson in a Fort Dodge rant. "How stupid are the people of the country to believe this crap?"
What, I wondered, would be his reaction if the people of Iowa decide with their votes that they are not going to believe Trump's crap, either? Would he stand in stunned disbelief? Would he stagger off the stage babbling nonsense? Would he howl in protest about how he was robbed, perhaps by illegal immigrants?
We found out Monday night after he decisively lost Iowa's Republican caucuses to Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and finished only a whisper ahead of Florida Sen. Marco Rubio. Trump tried something that was different, even for him. Call it "humility lite."