I do hope there aren't a lot of people here who are in any way shocked or surprised by the revelations of Trump's Billy Bush moment on the bus. From the moment Trump appeared on the Presidential scene, I think it's been perfectly obvious what sort of man he was. His history of crude and demeaning attacks on women: Rosie O'Donnell, I supposed, was the first one to come to my attention. And that was years ago. But bragging about his penis size at the debate. The way he spoke about Carly Fiorina and Heidi Cruz. The way he spoke about his own daughter, for pete's sake. His multiple marriages. His attack on Alyssa Machado. etc. etc. What I wonder about is this: Are people such terrible judges of character that they could seriously vote for this guy? I mean, Hillary Clinton will probably win the election. But not by 500 electoral votes. Sizable majorities of voters in Louisiana and Texas are still going to punch the ticket for a man who brags about sexually assaulting women. Do people actually believe half of what Trump says? Or are they convincing themselves that, no matter how bad Trump might be, he's better than Hillary Clinton? (All the Clinton hate is something I'm still trying to work out. Although I'm not optimistic on that score. I still don't really understand the hatred of Barack Obama. Pure racism seems overly simplistic to explain the utter vehemence of anti-Obama feelings.) The people I think are kidding themselves the most of all are political evangelicals. At this juncture, they are really down to one issue: Abortion. Thet are telling themselves that Donald Trump is going to appoint the one or two Supreme Court Justices that are going to once and for all time ban abortion in this country. That's a pretty bad bet in my book. Abortion didn't get banned under Ronald Reagan or two Bush presidencies. And I think you could fill a decent sized phone book with people who got burned trusting Donald Trump to deliver on what he promises. He's the sort of slippery character who tells people what they want to hear. I like to think of myself as an optimist. I honestly believe most people in this country are decent and sensible people. But obviously, there are still millions of people making a sucker bet on Donald Trump.