What a year of wonders. For a good portion of it there were three Republican presidential candidates who, if you added up their polling numbers, had the support of more than half the voters — and they had never, not one of them, had won a political office in their lives. On-the-ground Republicans surveying the past 15 years of un-won wars, Great Recession, feeble recovery and a world on fire, thought: “Who gave us this world?”

It was the solipsist in the professional political class. So it’s time to reach outside politics and consider other kinds of experience and know-how entertainment.

Hello, Mr. Trump.

Bill Rouchell

retired business manager

River Ridge