Anthony Weiner

Hey remember how a few weeks ago I suggested that people should start mentally preparing themselves for the possibility -- just the possibility -- of President Trump? Some people didn't like that, suggesting I was forecasting a Trump win -- a measure of their own terror at the prospect, and their own lack of faith in the pretty terrible Clinton campaign.

Days later, Trump was got by one of the few things the Dems have got right: their ability to bait him into angry defence of personal attacks. The Access Hollywood tapes, the angry defence, the attacks on speaker Paul Ryan and the whole Republican party, the desperate flailing in the third debate, threat to sue women accusers, claims the entire election may be rigged against him -- by the end of all that, Hillary was up by anything from seven to 12 points, and she was campaigning in Arizona, and advertising in Texas, Georgia and Alaska.