I stared blankly at my screen, unable to really comprehend or believe what I was seeing.
Poll after poll had ranked Donald Trump...Donald Trump!...as the front-runner for the Republican nomination for President.
Like many, I assumed this was a flash-in-the-pan lead. As soon as he had another dumb gaff, people would see him for what he is and move on.
But the gaffs came and went, yet his lead remained. It’s...mind-blowing.
What is it about this guy that makes him so impenetrable? He says horrifying things, insults his own party members, and constantly gloats about how rich he is. His fellow candidates do everything they can to tear him down. First they ignored him, then they engaged him, now they’re trying to ignore him again.
Yet he still enjoys a comfortable lead.
Then I figured it out.