I think Donald Trump is serious about running for President. Just not the way you think.immigrants are criminals or the sexist ways he talks about women, he's pretty consistently coming across as a horrible, awful, nasty person.
That's the point.
Because everyone's talking about Trump.
They're not talking about Scott Walker's "no exception to save the life of the woman" platform. They're not talking about... well, any stupidity that Cruz has said. And so on.
This isn't about 2016. Since the 80's, the GOP has been playing a long game. This is no different.
Because the exact same policies that were extreme just last election cycle are now not the extreme. Now, compared to Trump's clown act (and I'm pretty convinced it is an act), the idea of "extreme right" in America is shifting even further to the right.
Trump is dangerous.
Not because he's going to win.
But because he's going to make extreme conservative policies look like the "moderate" option.