PEGGY NOONAN: The Great Disappointment of 2016

Wall Street Journal – ‘Raise your hand if this describes you: . . . I don’t like either candidate.’ All 12 hands went up.

I didn’t include last week what I thought was the most vexing question of 2016. I cut it for space, thinking it was a little off point, or at least not pressing, and could be explored down the road. I had asserted that Donald Trump was a nut but that a sane Trump could have won in a landslide. The vexing question: Could a non-nutty Trump have broken through, captured the imagination and indignation of Republicans and many Democrats, won the nomination?

What struck me after the column was the number of angry Trump…

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