The ocean of interest in Donald Trump and the opponents that he’s washed out to sea

For one brief moment, after an enormous struggle, John Kasich lifted his head above water. He gulped in air, admired his first unblurred view of the bright sun of public interest — and then was once more overwhelmed by one of Donald Trump’s waves of Trumpness…

Same goes for Rick Santorum, Rick Perry and Bobby Jindal. Below are the last 30 days of search interest for them, Trump and Kasich. Only Jindal is even distinguishable, thanks to the bump he got from his announcement. Not that it did him much good; he’s still mired in the lower tier of the debates…

It’s not only the lower tier that’s getting drowned out, either. Even the other front-running candidates — Jeb Bush, Scott Walker, Marco Rubio and Rand Paul — aren’t seeing much search interest compared to the real estate guy.