Donald Trump's nonsense is beginning to pay off. He's within striking distance of Mitt Romney in New Hampshire:
If Trump actually run[s] 21% of New Hampshire GOP voters say they'd vote for him, compared to 27% for Romney. The key to Trump's relatively strong showing? He does well with birthers and Tea Partiers, two groups he has seemed to actively court with his public comments of late.
Dave Weigel adds that 21% '"might actually be as far as birtherism can take a candidate."