‘He Can Change’: The New York Post Endorses Carol’s Boyfriend

Source: National Review | April 15, 2016 | Charles C. W. Cooke

Editor’s Note: Following the New York Post’s endorsement of Donald J. Trump for president, National Review’s Charles C. W. Cooke was given an exclusive look at a forthcoming endorsement.

Carol’s boyfriend is a mercurial figure — a potentially nice guy, but unreliable, dangerous, and married to someone else. Exactly who he is can be hard to make out amid his capriciousness, his lying, and his occasional descents into violence.

Carol’s family is staging an intervention on Tuesday. What to do?

Here’s how we see it.

Should Carol convince her boyfriend to leave his wife and kick his drug habit, we expect him to pivot — not only moving in with her, but making her happy, too. Carol’s post-pivot boyfriend needs to be more honorable, more loyal, more honest, and less the father in another family.

Yet there is clearly some spark between Carol and her boyfriend. Since they met in Aruba last fall, he has made Carol feel alive. He has excited her. He has made her feel sexy and wanted again — especially after her last boyfriend cheated on her with that rich, elite girl.

Most people don’t know Carol’s boyfriend like we do. They don’t see how tender he is in private. They don’t hear him promising how magical his life with Carol will be in the future. They don’t understand that he has given Carol hope again, with his talk of champagne, diamonds, and a wedding in the Alps. They haven’t heard him explain to Carol how rich they will be once his wife and children are out of the picture.


Sure, he has never actually followed through on a single one of his promises. There has been no trip to Paris.

But he can change. What else to expect from someone who reflects the baser passions? It’ll be different when Carol fixes him. It’ll be different when he leaves his wife. It’ll be different when he kicks the habit. It’ll be different when he gets back on his feet again. The therapy will change him. And Carol can learn to stop provoking him.

For those reasons, the New York Post today endorses Carol’s boyfriend for another year of excitement and whimsy.

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    mostlyhomebound #4576

    I hope the entire Republican Party doesn’t turn out to be “Carol.”

    Victoria #4577

    Needy people are like Carol. They look for someone else to fix their problems. Millions of needy people in this country have latched onto Trump to fix their problems. He is bound to be able to make them happy because he has billions of dollars and he will share that with them and they will be rich, too. Trump will invite them to the White House and he has a bedroom there where they can stay for as long as they like.

    Now, (this is true) Trump has said he will build a ballroom onto the White House where there can be parties. I’m sure anyone who voted for Trump will be welcome at the parties. I didn’t vote for Trump in the primary and won’t if he is the candidate, so I won’t be invited. Bummer, not.

    ConstitutionalConservative #4578

    Good example of NY’s ruling class progressive liberal democrat socialist values on display, the care less values that will always opt to throw the baby out with bath water.

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