The only reason David Brooks is still a thing is because he's the "conservative" that liberals love. As he expounds about why Donald Trump won't win in the NYT (link goes to Vox Popoli, I refuse to link to the NYT), I think it's the responsibility of every real conservative to point and laugh at this pathetic little nebbish.
David Brooks wouldn't know what conservatism was if it jumped up and slapped him in the face. While he was furiously masturbating over the crease in Obama's jeans in 2008, real conservatives were being shunted to the side by John McCain and the GOP establishment. The same GOP establishment who cannot understand why Donald Trump is getting the ratings he is, and why their favorite nominee Jeb is polling in single digits. David Brooks is the product of the GOP establishment, and it shows in how totally and utterly clueless he is about anything other than the GOP establishment's mantra.
Look, I don't know if Donald Trump will win the nomination. At this point, my money is on Ted Cruz. Rubio still has a shot, despite his "Gang of 8" travesty. But what I do know is that David Brooks is so full of shit that if he told me the sky was blue I would go outside to check. So when the Obama-voting turd starts talking about why Donald Trump won't win, you can be sure that he is absolutely wrong about it.