Let’s not naively insist on taking a wait-and-see approach regarding the events of the past 24 hours.
The revelation of a tape from 2005 in which Donald Trump was caught making a number of lewd comments about women and seemed to condone unwanted sexual contact toward women is bad news for Trump. (#Analysis.)
It’s not going to help Trump to become president in a country in which 53 percent of voters are women.
The story has broken through the news cycle in a big way.
But if we knew on Friday night that this would be a big story it’s become an even bigger story throughout the day today (Saturday) as dozens of GOP elected officials have either repudiated Trump – or unendorsed him – or called for him to resign his position at the top of the ticket.
Now the floodgates have opened – and the whole party is fleeing him.
(ed: john mccain has just announced he is withdrawing his support for trump..)
We’ve never seen anything like this in a modern American election campaign.
Republicans in 1996 may have given up on Bob Dole to concentrate on saving the Congress but they weren’t calling for Dole to drop out 30 days before the election.