No, Donald Trump Won’t Win David Brooks, NYT Op-Ed, 4 Dec 2015 A little while ago I went rug shopping. Four rugs were laid out on the floor and among them was one with a pink motif that was dazzlingly beautiful. It was complex and sophisticated. If you had asked me at that moment which rug I wanted, I would have said the pink one. This conviction lasted about five minutes. But then my mentality flipped and I started asking some questions. Would the furniture go with this rug? Would this rug clash with the wall hangings? Would I get tired of its electric vibrancy? Suddenly a subtler and more prosaic blue rug grabbed center stage. The rugs had not changed, but suddenly I wanted the blue rug. The pink rug had done an excellent job of being eye-popping on its own. The blue rug was doing an excellent job of being a rug I could enjoy living with.Yeah, so now I'm thinkin' - Hey, that pink rug don't look so bad! Ya know, well, maybe in a coupla months I'll be tired of it, but right now it looks pretty darn good! Okay - nah, it don't look too good with the rest of the décor, but it's only for a coupla months - I can live with it... and it looks REALLY COOL! I can't wait to show it off!!! The blue rug? - toss it! I might like it now, but it's BORING! It's only for a coupla months, right? I mean, I can go back to the rug store later... that is, IF the pink rug was really a mistake. ... But maybe it's not a mistake - maybe I really WANT the pink rug! ... if I rearranged the furniture just a bit, maybe brought the armoire into the study, moved the desk to the living room,... and replaced those hideous wall-hangings my wife is so darn attached to... YEAH - that'd work! Go away! I LIKE the pink rug!!! I'm gonna keep it!