Don't blink: The coming Donald Trump implosion

This is, of course, the “Silly Season” — the dog days of summer when almost no regular people are paying attention to politics and those who are flirt with some oddballs. Just look up “silly season” on Wikipedia: “The period lasting for a few summer months typified by the emergence of frivolous news stories in the media.”

But usually that occurs in election years. Think Howard Dean. While normal people were enjoying backyard barbecues and beach bingo, Mr. Dean was rising up the polls. Rising so fast that Newsweek magazine actually featured him on a cover with the headline: “Can anyone stop Howard Dean?”

The answer was yes. Howard Dean could stop Howard Dean, and he did so with his crazy self right after a third-place finish in the Iowa caucuses. “We’re going to South Carolina and Oklahoma and Arizona and North Dakota and New Mexico, and we’re going to California and Texas and New York And we’re going to South Dakota and Oregon and Washington and Michigan, and then we’re going to Washington, D.C., to take back the White House! Yeah!” followed by the Scream Heard Round The World.

And that’s exactly what’s going to happen to Mr. Trump.