The NY Post editorial board opens with:
"As some of his allies are trying to rewrite January 6 as an afternoon stroll, Donald Trump is having none of it.
In the face of a possible criminal case in New York, he screamed that “death and destruction” would follow any indictment.
He posed with a baseball bat aimed at the head of Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg.
THIS is Donald Trump."
The board continues with:
"Americans know that Trump can’t stop himself from nursing piddling grudges and throwing out childish insults.
The emperor has no clothes.
Perhaps you don’t mind.
But there are plenty of middle-of-the-road voters who do.
They saw this behavior in 2020 and the 2022 midterms and said we need less anger and more hope."
And they conclude with:
"You want a leader who will fight for you?
Then you have to pick someone who can actually get elected.
Republicans can’t throw away their shot in 2024."
I don't disagree with the Post's critique of Trump. But they don't deserve any plaudits. They are not arguing that Trump doesn't deserve to be president because of his personality flaws or his childish tantrums. Their objection is that Trump isn't electable.