The first post debate polls are in and it’s official. Trump is still on top. This is even after he said “Megyn Kelly had blood coming out of her eyes, she had blood coming out of her…wherever.”
That is stunning. First of all, as Carly Fiorina pointed out, everybody knows what he meant. He did not mean she had a nosebleed. First of all, he could see she did not have a nosebleed, and a nosebleed is not a metaphor for rage and hysteria. He very clearly was making a crazy woman at that time of the month joke.
And, apparently, a very large percentage of Republicans are totally O.K. with that. They don’t mind that he says all Mexicans are rapists. They don’t mind that he’s a sexist pig. They don’t mind that he’s never held a political office. They don’t mind that he has no real policy. LIke Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh, Bill O’Reilly and too many other to name, he expresses hate and people love him for it.
Also, unlike the other Republican candidates (with the possible exception of Fiorina), he is not worried about backing from the Koch Brothers or other very wealthy donors. That’s why the Republican establishment is in a panic.
It’s not that he is ‘making them look bad.’ They already looked bad. It’s that they don’t control him. At this point, I don’t see who’s going to stop him from getting the nomination. But, it’s early days yet. We will see.