About a month ago I came to the conclusion that various forces are moving in an alignment that would result in a Trump presidency. I know this because my status update on Facebook records my every passing thought. This worried me a month ago and even more so now.
"I lied to you all, over and over for years.
I was lying all along in order to boost my own brand at the expense of the American people by targeting the first African-American president with a blatantly false accusation designed to undermine his ability to solve the problems facing American families.
I doubled down on that lie more than once. I ridiculed anyone who had the nerve to challenge me with 'facts.' And I was lying. I made it all up.
For years I told a story in the news and demanded attention because I wanted to mislead Americans. I wanted to make it harder for our president to fix the problems we face. And I did it to build my brand as a truth teller, because (as I have said before) some voters are so stupid they will believe even the most outrageous lie is an illustration of truth telling if a rich white guy says it angrily and often enough.
I lied over and over again and today I stand before you to say I lied, on purpose and knowingly. You are correct to conclude that you cannot trust anything I say and I am giving you more evidence of that today, announcing that...as we have all known all along...the president was indeed born in America."
Then his poll numbers went up.
As a citizen I am calling on decent citizens in both parties to unite around rejecting Trumpism.
As a Democrat I am calling on all decent party members on all sides to unite around rejecting Trumpism. To do this, we need to agree that rejecting Trumpism does not mean rejecting other Republican candidates.
It is that important.