WASHINGTON — I have in my office a framed note from President Donald Trump. It says, “Bob, Now We Really Did It. Thanks For All Of Your Help!” The note is dated Jan. 13, 2017. He was responding to my congratulatory email to him earlier acknowledging that indeed he “did it.” He won the election and was then gearing up for his inauguration and what would follow. Today he has been president for almost a year and a half. What has he done? He has realized more of his conservative campaign promises than anyone since President Ronald Reagan. Perhaps he has even outdone the Old Cowboy. Trump is more conservative than he let on! Usually it is the other way around; a presidential candidate is more liberal than he lets on. Trump’s iconoclasm is refreshing.
I thought of that this weekend when George Will, the columnist who long ago won a Pulitzer Prize, finally went to pieces and ordered his readers to vote Democrat this fall. Will was not ordering his readers to vote for the Democratic Party of Adlai Stevenson, or former Sen. Bob Kennedy and former President John Kennedy, or even former Vice President Hubert Humphrey. He was …
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