The chances are high, now, that Donald Trump will be President of the America come 2017. One reason is that, during the New York primary, a lot of former Democratic women must have voted for him despite his offensive remarks about women only days before. Women like a tough bloke, as well as other softer virtues. Hillary Clinton has a 8% poll lead that could easily be swept away in November.
Anotber reason is that Melania Trump is remarkable. When he first wanted her phone number she refused and wanted his. Unless she’d received them all she wouldn’t have rung him back. An architectural graduate from Ljubljana University, speaking four languages, and now a mother, she is said to be deeply supportive of her husband’s reputation and will moderate him.
The Thomas Macaulay view of history is that Great Leaders make Great Events, whereas Leo Tolstoy’s is that Great Events make Great Leaders. Trump’s Presidency could well be more Macaulan than Tolstoyan.