Forget About Forgetting January 6

A Donald Trump supporter wears a gas mask and holds a bust of him after he and hundreds of others stormed stormed the Capitol on January 6, 2021, in Washington, D.C (Photo by ROBERTO SCHMIDT/AFP via Getty Images)

One week from today, I will have joined the rest of the political press in our quadrennial pilgrimage to frozen Iowa, going to the Canossa of the cornfields to do penance for our many transgressions of punditry, reportage, and analysis.

And Iowa will not disappoint, offering a forecast for snow and a low of 3 degrees next weekend. The mortification of the flesh by outdoor liveshots.

Democrats have dumped Iowa, so all the attention will be on the Republicans, and, as usual, one Republican in particular. Former President Donald Trump, having himself been disappointed in Iowa eight years ago, seems to be taking seriously the possibility that it might happen again.

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