As Terrorism Dominates, Can Trump Be Stopped?

Remember the conventional wisdom that Donald Trump was no more than a faddish celebrity candidate who would soon fade and drop out? Seems like another century, doesn’t it?

Ever since he announced, the billionaire businessman has been at the top of the polls and, with barely a ripple, has remained there. Right now he appears to be lapping the field and only three of his opponents — Ben Carson, Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz — are even making it into double-digits on any of the polls. And Carson seems to be the one who is fading.

In the respected Reuters-IPSOS rolling poll from November 20, Trump is at 38.8%, Carson 14.7%, Rubio 10.3%, Cruz 7.1% with long ago supposed shoo-in frontrunner Jeb Bush 5.5%, trailing even “Wouldn’t Vote” (6.3%) by .8%.

  • Clink9

    One more year of lefties squealing and pissing their pants until he’s voted in.

    • lolwut?

      Even if he doesn’t get the nomination or loses if he does, the ball is rolling
      and I don’t see him stopping, who knows, might even get another show.

      Ezra should see if he can get him on as a guest.

    • Gary

      They love democracy when their person wins, but when they other guy gets in it’s somehow corrupted and morons should be allowed to vote.

      Look at how Rob Ford was treated and compare that to George Smithermen and his stupid stunts and drug use plus unsafe sex with men .
      Ford wins by a majority and their outragedit was fraud , Wynne gets a majority and somehow Democracy worked .

      • tom_billesley

        If he gets in the left will campaign to lower the voting age.

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    Trump, and to a lesser extent Carson and Cruz, are the GOP’s worst perfect-storm nightmare.
    If the GOP establishment cannot derail Trump’s nomination, expect them to sabotage his election as the establishment (and more importantly their donors) is much more aligned with Hillary than they are with their own voters.

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      Trump has fuck you money.
      And he has been waiting for thirty years to do this.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    Trump proposes major surveillance of Muslims, the media express shock and outrage, and his poll numbers rise. Who d’a thunk it?

    • barryjr

      Just goes to show how out of touch the media is.

  • barryjr

    Dumbest thing Trump did was sign that pledge not to run as a third party candidate if he doesn’t get the GOP nomination. The establishment is going to sabotage him somehow even when it becomes obvious that he is far and away the people’s choice of candidate. Look for rule changes before the GOP convention so Bush III can run against Hilary.

  • canminuteman

    The chattering classes look at Trump and see a clown, but really, is he less qualified to be president than any other candidate? Not really. Is there anyone ever qualified to be president?

    • Norman_In_New_York

      Lincoln didn’t appear to be until after he was sworn in.