Until then, somebody with authority and presence needs to go toe-to-toe with Trump.
Someone who isn’t delusional about possibly having a relationship with this man after he “calms down.” Someone who isn’t using Trump to get elected or re-elected. Someone who isn’t participating in Democratic Party in-fighting. Someone who will give voice to the millions of Americans watching cable news, as I write this, thinking what can I do, what can I say, so I don’t feel so helpless, so afraid. I am one of those Americans.
Is that someone Obama? I don’t know. I can’t think, though, of anyone else who could synthesize the energy of the Women’s March on Washington and bring Democrats, moderate Republicans, progressives, whites and people of color together.
He has a legacy to protect. We have the very soul of our country.