As we had the bitter experience of learning for four years, the biggest obstacle facing those who want to create a more nationalist and populist oriented Republican Party is Donald Trump. Unlike William Jennings Bryan or Huey Long, the man is a true believer … in Donald Trump.
Huey Long’s last words were “God, don’t let me die. I have so much to do.” Bryan died in Dayton, Tennessee where he was arguing against Clarence Darrow and evolution in the Scopes Trial. There is a gigantic ideological void there in Donald Trump which is filled only with narcissism and ambition. The man is more comfortable in the company of people like Stephen Schwarzman.