*A few weeks ago Bill Maher tried to explain to the panelists on his HBO program why it will take someone already famous and popular and charismatic to defeat Trump in 2020, and suggested that one of the few people in that category is Oprah.
Not surprisingly the politicians on the panel belittled that idea as quickly and harshly as possible, not wanting to acknowledge that it could be necessary to call upon a non-politician to do a politician’s job; protective of their jobs and situation in the uneasy manner contractors display when homeowners suggest doing their own repairs instead of calling upon the contractor’s expertise. Of course Mr. Maher could not have been more correct or insightful.
Much of Trump’s initial support was a result of him being a TV personality. Had it not been for his established fame not only would he not have been elected president … he would never even have been invited to the debates or received the nomination. He certainly wasn’t a credible politician – or even a credible human being.