Everything about the New Yorker's Donald Trump cover, by Barry Blitt, is perfect:
The cover shows that Donald Trump's presidential campaign is making a big splash in the Republican primaries, but also that Trump is making this splash by inflicting a bit of pain on himself — just like a belly flop would.
But these losses haven't stopped Trump from having a big impact in the Republican race. The RealClearPolitics average of polls show Trump barely trailing Jeb Bush — long expected to be the clear frontrunner — after a few polls put Trump in first place. Almost no one could have predicted this months ago.
The New Yorker cover gets at both of these conflicts. It's really a fine piece of art.