Originally posted 4/17/16

I see a parallel between Trump supporters and James Gatz.

Gatz, later Jay Gatsby, fell in love with an idea. He personified that idea in the form of a woman, Daisy Fay.

Gatz wanted that idea so badly, he was going to get it by shear force of will. He was going to attain by wanting it really hard. He dedicated his life to making Daisy his. Yet he ignored the fact that Daisy was not who he wanted her to be. No one could have possibly been what he wanted.

That tiny detail did not deter him from pinning all his hopes and dreams on this idea.

It did not work.