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RUSH: How does this happen? Flash in the pan? Gravitas. They’ve all come to the conclusion now, it all happened yesterday, folks, somebody somewhere sent the Drive-Bys a memo: “Trump is not a flash in the pan. That’s how you’re gonna report it.” And they all did. Last night CNN’s Erin Burnett OutFront, they had a fill-in host, his name is Jim Sciutto, and he’s speaking with Douglas Brinkley, Rice University history professor.
He’s considered a great historian of the presidency, Doug Brinkley, lives down there in — well, he was in New Orleans. Rice, of course, in Houston. The fill-in host, Jim Sciutto, said, “In every election there’s a hot candidate early on who captures attention, but then often fades. You think of Michele Bachmann, you think of Rick Perry. Now, based on your experience watching these campaigns, do you look at Trump’s campaign as one that’s a flash in the pan, or that has a lasting staying power?”