We are learning something. It is a new truism (a statement that is obviously true and says nothing new or interesting): Every now and then America is going to be “led” by a person whose existential reality is based on his ability to constantly present an ever varying sales pitch. Donald Trump is a George Babbitt, circa 1922, run amok. But, President Trump is also a whole lot Elmer Gantry. George Babbit liked to sleep on a cot under a Boy Scout blanket on the sleeping porch. It gave a sense of being rugged (it was a fantasy, of course).