The sad truth is, Dave, that hate is the most powerful of unifying agents. As long as the Donald directs his hate against what the haters hate they will continue to love him. His most ardent followers would have been found among those types laughing and cavorting in the 1920s, Southern lynch mobs.

Jim Ridgway, Jr. military writer — author of the American Civil War classic, “Apprentice Killers: The War of Lincoln and Davis.” Christmas gift, yes!

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