“And he’s going to get re-elected.”

Not a day goes by without several friends — Republicans as well as Democrats — saying that to me. It’s the blunt coda to a bloated recitation of Donald Trump’s failures during this pandemic. It’s a whimper of surrender following a scream of disbelief.

Frank Bruni, Injections of Bleach? Trump’s Coronavirus Response Is Breaking Down

And that style, boys and girls, is why Frank Bruni has a New York Times column and you don’t.