Well, Rick, one can search for reasons, but one is always going to come back to hardwired tribalism as the underlying strength of Trump. He played that card from day one and he is still depending on it. Millions would rather stick with a White Russian over a Black American. That’s why so many old line GOP leaders have knuckled under to the Donald.

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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