Via the Washington Post:
If he holds his lead for another week or so, his surge will look different than Gingrich’s and Perry’s — particularly if the lead grows. It’s like we’re marching up the side of Everest in a blinding snowstorm. Maybe we’ll follow him to the summit! Maybe he’ll plummet into a crevasse, like Gingrich and Perry.
That’s the conclusion of the piece. Trump will break the recent mold a bit if he hangs on a little longer. The number of people in this field, coupled with the fact that the presumptive establishment favorite took a hit after the first debate will probably make for very different situation here.