So the short-fingered vulgarian is the anti-establishment candidate. Ignorant, old, white people are sick of christians being fed to lions in the streets, and strapping young bucks buying t-bones for their Cadillac driving welfare queen baby mamas and that goes double for the nigger in the white house.
And they (correctly) see the GOP as apathetic about it; the establishment is more concerned with upper class tax cuts and abolishing what few token business regulations haven't been completely neutered by a disfunctional congress.
So when the establishment goes after the orange sickbag ala Romney and the debate yesterday, they will end up elevating the flying hairpiece in the eyes of the GOP groundlings.
And this seemed to me like that Ghandi quote:
First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, and then you win.
Which wasn't Ghandi.
EDIT: A less apocryphal quote from George Bernard Shaw applies to the GOP primary at this point:
I learned long ago, never to wrestle with a pig. You get dirty, and besides, the pig likes it.