It is unclear if Donald Trump has rewritten the rules of political campaigning but he has unquestionably left pundits and political scientists baffled by his success. Most careful observers of politics (present authors included) believed Trump would have washed out quickly and decisively.
This week saw the triumphant return of Stephen Colbert after two harrowing days off the air. President Obama continued his quest to out-sing all of his Republican rivals. And Mitt Romney compared himself to George Constanza.