by Timothy Lane 6/10/16
I was reading a short article on Hot Air which discussed Trump, and especially the fact that he needs to maintain some degree of self-discipline for 6 weeks, i.e., until the GOP convention is over. After that, no party revolt will be able to accomplish anything (even then, it’s hard to imagine what they could accomplish).
This reminded me of a scene from the movie Magic, in which the anti-hero (Corky Withers) is challenged by his agent to make his dummy (Fats) shut up for 5 minutes. The agent thinks Corky can’t do it, that Fats is too much his alter ego to be shut up under those circumstances. And so it proves — with results that will be deadly for all concerned.
The interesting question is: Is Trump, in essence, Corky Withers, unable to maintain self-discipline even when he needs to? We shall see, but the possibility that he really is Corky is disconcerting at the least.
Timothy Lane writes from Louisville, Kentucky and publishes the FOSFAX fanzine.
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