It is rare in American politics for someone who made an entertainment career out of bullying people, insulting minorities, women and the disabled to become the frontrunner of his party in the race for President. That in a nutshell is Donald Trump, whose rise and potential path to the White House so far ring echoes of Europe's pompous right wing populists Silvio Berlusconi and Marine Le Pen.
How Trump could win
For now, the Trump candidacy has outlived its entertainment value, and is both a formidable but alarming force that is transforming the Republican Party.Joyce Karam
With the exception of Texas, Trump leads today in all the big States voting on "Super Tuesday" next week. His lead also extends to East Coast states, Michigan, and California, making him the clear favorite and absent of a change in the race dynamics, to come closest to the 1237 delegates and win the nomination.