Everyone stop pretending Donald Trump is a legitimate candidate for president.
Not that there aren’t many other reasons to consider the prospect thoroughly ludicrous, but dig: Donald Trump won’t shake hands. No person who won’t shake hands can win the presidency.
I was no big Bob Dole fan, but honestly, I always wondered just how much his inability to use his right arm—and therefore his inability to deliver a customary handshake—hurt his campaign. It’s not just face-to-face that it matters, either. I always thought it was funny-looking when I’d see him on television and he’d grab an extended right hand with his left and give it that weird little clutch-and-bob. I knew full well why he was doing it, and it was still dissonant. There’s something about it that’s bigger than the facts.
So what’s Trump going to look like never touching anybody at all?