"And why were they so depressed, you may ask? Easy. Here's what they knew and what we all know. Trump is here to stay — for the next seven years. And they're going to have to live with it," says Mr. Simon. "The reason: Trump is an upper, like Reagan and JFK. All three were cheerleaders for America and made or make us feel good. That's what wins. And why shouldn't it? Optimism and pessimism are largely self-fulfilling prophecies. For today's Democrats, it's unhappy days are here again."
"The next year seems poised to be an ideological duel as close to the death as we have seen in a long time. If the right does not win, the gains of 2017 will be stymied by the election of 2018 and completely washed away in 2020. It's an all-hands-on-deck situation and we need the Never Trumpers' help. We need — to borrow a hoary leftist term — a united front," says Mr. Simon.