If what Roger Ailes wanted most in life was true and lasting influence, he got it.
The founder of Fox News is gone but before he went, he helped put Donald Trump in the White House and, ironically, emboldened a nation of women to decide not to take it any more.
That's a powerful legacy. And power is what Ailes dealt in — advising everyone from Richard Nixon to Rudy Giuliani, and giving Donald Trump a platform and cheering squad like no other.
It's inarguable: There would be no President Trump without Chairman Ailes.
This power came with a price. Women who worked with him paid it in humiliation and psychological anguish.
But then they decided to learn from the...