I Now Regret My Optimism about Trump and Acute Septicemia

“As early as September 2015, I wrote that Mr. Trump was ‘the most serious candidate in the race.’ … It is now clear that my optimism was unfounded.”

—“I Voted for Trump. And I Sorely Regret It.” The New York Times, August 17, 2017

I have always been the kind of person who insists that the glass is half full. Even when it is empty. Also, when it is not a glass at all but a rusty, weeping, World War I mustard gas grenade that I use to stir my famous three-alarm chili because I have had enough with the entrenched wooden spoon establishment. So far so good!