May is just over half over, but it’s already been a bruising month for GOP Presidential aspirations. Two major names have dropped out, one major name has opted in and has already needed to issue an apology to a fellow Republican and a fourth might get a boost from a musical from the creators of South Park. Overall, May has not been a banner month so far.
Not only did Donald Trump hijack the “birther” movement, but at least for a brief period, he hijacked Republican political momentum. The difficult news for the GOP is that as President Obama burst Trump’s bubble, he also exposed how shallow the Republican platform is right now.
But the circus act known as Donald Trump and his supposed interest in running for President, and more importantly, the support he received in a CNN/Opinion Research Corporation poll, is a sign that the GOP has much bigger problems if they wish to make Barack Obama a one term president.