As Donald Trump presses on with his scorched-earth politics, the mayhem he has created may well be striking a welcome chord of reflection and patriotism among many Americans. In the end, he may remind them of what has already made America great, and why they must reject his self-destructive, essentially un-American course.
In a major irony, Trump's crass denigration of women may prove to be the catalyst for the repudiation on November 8 of the man and his egomaniacal campaign to take over a nation founded on principles of equality of opportunity and personal respect for fellow citizens.
Women again are expected to constitute the majority of voters next week, rendering Trump's crude and endless assault on the female gender a politically mindless campaign strategy. Even worse, he couples it with his blatant rejection of America's proudest symbol as a beacon to the world's oppressed.
In his pledge to build a wall across our southern border, he promises to slam the door on more immigrants whose journey to our shores created a truly homogenous society -- foreigners of all races, religions, ethnicities and even political views.