Maybe It Won’t Be Trump October 22, 2023 But first . . . > I repeat: The “Speaker Problem” — Solved. (Robert Reich reached the same conclusion a few days later.) Who knows? Maybe this week it will happen. > Dept of Hope: Scientists Used Cement to Make a Supercapacitor. > Whoever’s really president, he’s doing a great job: Viral Tweets Baselessly Claim Biden Is A Body Double Wearing A Mask. And now . . . Maybe it won’t be Trump: Why These 11 Republican Voters Like Trump But Might Bail on Him. Lots of interesting responses, but these really baffled me: Carol,69, white, Iowa, consultant: “What I think would help Trump a lot is if people saw the real side of him — his compassion and his charity. He doesn’t ever talk about any of those things.” His compassion? To whom? Mike Flynn? Paul Manafort? Roger Stone? His charity? Oh, please. Please! Anna, 35, white, California, proposal specialist: “In general, he kind of acts like a child. And so I think if he showed his intelligent side, his business side, that would really benefit him. He does talk bad about other people, which I think is unprofessional in any job or manner.” His business side? He bankrupted six businesses! Not to mention Trump Air — have you flown that lately? Or his steaks — ever eaten one? Or his mortgage company or his travel company or his vodka or his football team or his university. In the words of “longtime Republican strategist” Rick Wilson, Everything Trump Touches Dies. I’m not certain he’ll be the nominee.