The Republican establishment is nearing full-blown panic about Donald Trump.I was convinced that the only reason Trump was on top of the polls at the start of silly season was name recognition. Now I think he's defying gravity by being the anti-Romney: somebody who throws blind punches and doesn't really cares who is in the way. Ted Cruz is rising in the polls for the same reason by swinging away at the press and then taking aggressive stands during the debates.
The demise of Trump’s candidacy has been predicted by centrist Republicans and the media alike virtually since the day it began. But there is no empirical evidence at all to suggest it is happening.
But at some point, the GOP is going to go from "shopping" to "buying" mode. Then reality will set in about Trump. Right? Right? Oh boy.