"Rook" has some thoughts about Donald Trump.
Once again Trump sucks all the oxygen out of the atmosphere and leaves his GOP rivals gasping for air and grasping at straws to stay relevant. Trump's comments about disfigured former POW John McCain weren't meant to be mean, just the strategy of a master showman. Once again he draws nearly all attention of the media away from the other candidates and to himself. In the entertainment industry they say bad publicity is still publicity and way better than no publicity. The other candidates can put up a front of annoyance, even contempt or disgust at Trump's remarks. But secretly they're all jealous of Trump's ability to keep the spotlight on himself.
When things slow down and the candidates start talking about relevant issues again, Trump will cast Obama and Hillary as treasonous Muslim sympathizers and call on the Justice Department to indict them both. Then he'll call on Congress, including many of his rival candidates, to impeach Obama. That will surely put them between a rock and a hard place during the debates. "Don't you believe Obama should be impeached? Then why haven't you sponsored an impeachment bill? Even if the RNC tried to keep the subject out of the debates, Trump would bring it up anyway. He's number one in the polls, so what are they going to do?
Trump is the Ring Master of this circus, Congress are the clowns, the other candidates are the aerial acrobats, the media are the big cats and the public are the elephants.