Next Christmas, we will have a new President-elect.
This year, we have a President in the White House and a candidate running the narrative.
Conventional wisdom held that the political storms generated by Trump — most recently from his call to temporarily ban most Muslims from entering the United States — would be fatal to his candidacy.
Yet six months after his entry in the race, Trump sits atop national polls with 35.1 percent support, according to the latest RealClearPolitics average.
Establishment Republicans worry he'll hurt the party.
They are the same people who said he'd fade.