Election years are like team sport competition and the electorate become the fans. Everybody picks their team, self-actualizes around its success and failures, excuses their team no matter how poorly they play and criticizes the other team as a band of dirty, rotten cheaters.
Then the election comes and goes and everyone settles down.
So what happens if Trump wins and becomes president? Do Trumpkins settle back into the traditional role of Americans as they hack on the government in general and the president in particular?
Or do they maintain their status as Trump fan-boys and and continue to believe that he can do no wrong? Will they, for example, still support him if, standing on 5th Avenue in New York, he pulls out the launch codes and shoots ICBMs at Moldova?
Obama’s cult lasted into his presidency but it tended to bleed away over the years. Will Trumpkins continue to believe their orange god doesn’t bleed or will they lose interest? Or even turn on him?
I don’t know. What say you?