There are few things as absolute in damning a candidate as a refusal to acknowledge simple reality -- especially a candidate who says he'll be tough with our enemies but refuses to even stand up to his own supporters. Refusing to acknowledge that Obama was born in this country is the equivalent of refusing to say that the earth is round. Even Trump's own supporters are embarrassed. Mark Cuban on Real Time with Bill Maher last Friday had to scramble for cover by categorically stating that the candidate he's supporting for president "is not gonna win. He's got no chance... none."
So when will the media be embarrassed enough to refuse to continue to give Trump the large megaphone they are giving him? Not because he's the front-runner -- come on, let's stop pretending that's the reason -- but because of the ratings he fuels as the entertainer he undoubtedly is.
As Sarah Palin demonstrated, even the ratings-crazed media are capable of falling out of love with a big-ratings stunt candidate. With Trump, you can already see it happening. The cracks are beginning to show. And when the media fall out of love they fall out of love very quickly.
I actually do not agree with Arianna Huffington very often, and this is one of those times.
For one thing the statement "And when the media fall out of love they fall out of love very quickly" concerning Sarah Palin is patently false.
In fact the media gave Palin a pass for several more years than was warranted, because she was good click bait.
Just like Donald Trump.
As for Trump having his "Sarah Palin moment," he has had NOTHING BUT SARAH PALIN MOMENTS.
And yet there he sits at the top of the polls.
Donald Trump is a gaffe machine, easily rising to the level of Sarah Palinesque heights with nearly every one. But since he does not care about making them, nobody in the Republican party, aside from the other candidates of course, seems to care either.
For instance currently Palin is rushing to agree with the Donald at every opportunity, and constantly working to get his attention like a groupie at a Motley Crue concert. (Or whoever is popular right now, I really don't listen to the radio anymore.)
Usually that would be the kiss of death for a political candidate, but it barely ruffles an alien hair on Donald Trump's head.
No Trump will not be defeated by a Sarah Palin moment.
When he goes down it will be because of a "Donald Trump Moment."
And that moment will be incredible, amazing, the biggest one yet. It will be UGE I tell ya!