And just like that, the dream is over. Michael Avenatti announced today that he has decided not to run for president in 2020.

Speaking truth to power? Is that really what he’s been doing all this time? We hadn’t noticed.

So … was this decision really about what’s best for Michael Avenatti’s family? Or was it something else?

Oh well. What matters is that, just like everything else he’s ever done in his life, Avenatti is bowing out with dignity and grace.