In thinking about Trump’s rally and death march tonight, which will give new meaning to ugly, ignorant, and desperate, I keep in mind that Trump and his brand are on the defensive and losing support. They’re not surging. Over the past few months, his combination of bullying, lying, and sheer incompetence in the face of multiple and devastating crises has managed to piss off lots of people at the grassroots and elite levels. His road to reelection is a much steeper climb now.

Postscript: The rally was a flop.