A comprehensive review of the Trump Phenomenon. Are we watching history in the making right now? Will they someday write books about Trump and the 2016 Campaign? Every week & every month he stays on top marks another week for GOP voters to see Trump as a viable, credible and acceptable nominee. And perhaps even inevitable. This week, notable anti-Trumpites including Charles Krauthammer and Bill Kristol have offered grudging praise for Trump's abilities as a candidate. Meanwhile, Trump quashes any rumors (or hopes) that he might ultimately quit the race, declaring he's "going all the way." More discussion of Trump's controversial take on private property and eminent domain. How big of a problem will this be for conservatives? Does his strong stance on border security indicate a concern for the private property of America itself? Also, a discussion of Rep. Paul Ryan's weak record on trade and immigration. Maybe a little too much "Atlas Shrugged" going on with Ryan? And a few notes from the GOP Commentator Graveyard, as elitist David Brooks accuses upstart Republicans of suffering "mental illness." With thoughts on the new movie "The Martian" and music and listener calls.
October 11, 2015