November 9, 2016
Mark Steyn: “So there will be no ‘Madam President’ issue of Time magazine…”
Mark Steyn writes:
But Trump really did shatter the glass ceiling. We’re told that “anyone can grow up to be president”, but in practice you have to be a politician or have won the Second World War. Trump is the first non-“public servant” to shatter the glass ceiling. He’s proved you can win the presidency without being a Bush or a Clinton or a lifetime member of the political class. He’s proved you can shatter the glass ceiling and win without the consultant class, without donors, without focus groups, without a gazillion-dollar ad budget, without your own party’s office-holders and intellectuals, and without a “ground game” – without turnout models, without field offices, without three lame-o cardboard mailers poking out of your post-office box every day. In dispensing with all the rubbish that makes American politics as remote and ritual-bound as Chinese opera, he has performed a signal service to this republic.
Trump also proved you can shatter the glass ceiling and lead the biggest Republican Party victory since 1928 by saying every 20 minutes “outrageous” things that outrage no normal person and that, even if you’re ever so mildly peeved by them, are never going to take priority over the economy or health care or foreign policy when it comes to determining your vote.