But you already knew that.
Here he provides the rest of the class with a textbook example of the Beltway Iron Rule of David Brooks:
@matthewjdowd Can we hear again about how Hillary was such a bad candidate? Maybe media should've focused on who would be a better President— Suzanne Kelleher (@SuzanneKelleher) December 23, 2016
@SuzanneKelleher let the clinton stuff go. Trump is president elect. And let's concentrate on that, and future leaders. Not the past.— Matthew Dowd (@matthewjdowd) December 23, 2016
For the record, here is a partial list of people who cannot stand talking about the immediate past: Criminals, drunks, abusers and ABC News chief political analysts.
Make of that what you will.
Also for the record, I tweeted the following back to Mr. Dowd --
"Let's forget about the past" = "Let's all agree not to mention how horribly wrong I was"-- and here was his response:
So I am definitely going to heaven.