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Monday, May 16, 2011

Trump Not Running

Of course not.  He served his purpose, now there was no logic or justification for it:
After considerable deliberation and reflection, I have decided not to pursue the office of the Presidency. This decision does not come easily or without regret; especially when my potential candidacy continues to be validated by ranking at the top of the Republican contenders in polls across the country. I maintain the strong conviction that if I were to run, I would be able to win the primary and ultimately, the general election. I have spent the past several months unofficially campaigning and recognize that running for public office cannot be done half heartedly. Ultimately, however, business is my greatest passion and I am not ready to leave the private sector.
By the way, never a fan.  We need a fighter, but one who is conservative to the core, and in it to win it.

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  1. Hummmm...another potential Republican presidential candidates "not running" since announcement of assassination of bin Laden.

  2. He was but a momentary distraction who served his purpose and has moved on. He did manage to make the one look childish - again.

  3. Totally predictable. Trump was never in it to be President - he was in it for the ego and the exposure.

    And for all the people who - 2 months ago - were so worried about a Trump candidacy, well, it turns out there was nothing to worry about.

  4. Actually, I like Trump. The trick is not to take him seriously. He wasn't serious about a run, so in the meanwhile it was fun theater. And the White House release of the birth certificate was something else, historic. even. Now if we can just get a Republican who can generate as much interest as Trump did but who's actually a legitimate candidate. Mitch Daniels? Meh.

  5. Trump brings a whole new meaning to "useful idiot".
    He did manage to bring the "Birther" thing to as much closure as it will ever achieve.

  6. What happens if you are running a presidential campaign and no one in the MSM reports it? Are you still running a presidential campaign?

    "Organize4Palin is not connected to Palin or her political action committee. Volunteer regional directors and county teams are “intensively” working to organize in Iowa, said Organize4Palin’s Iowa leader, Peter Singleton, who has been scouting for Palin fans here since November. “I consider the other guys pretty formidable. They have lots of money and lots of skilled operatives and the like, but I think they’re underestimating her grass-roots base here in Iowa.”

    "Sarah PAC sending direct mail into South Carolina"


  7. Last month, I wrote that Trump wouldn't be running for president...


    guess what? He's not.


    Well, I get a few right now and then.


  8. Whoever Donald Trump thought he was before this stint as a potential presidential candidate, he most certainly is not the same now for having tested the waters.

    He was so ambushed by the MSM. So humiliated and so smeared as a racist, the death of OBL, saved him in a way by totally taking the focus off of him. WOW! Much like the Obama people wanted in fact.

    Donald Trump recieved the eye opening of the century. All the Hollywood Polititards and Leftists weren't his friends after all.

  9. Oh the HotAir reaction to this, Ed Morrissey said: "Hardest hit — Charles Krauthammer?"

    One of Ed's commenters in the thread, however, said: "Nope. Hardest hit is the MSM."

    But the truth is that your erstwhile false accuser (who I assume has still refused to apologise to you) seems to have really been the hardest hit!

    Yep . . . Meghan McCain immediately tried to hitch a ride on his star!

    From her interview with him for the Daily Beast:

    ". . .
    Donald: I love your attitude. And I’ve seen your attitude, and that’s why I’m doing this interview.

    Meghan: If you run for president, will you hire me for your campaign?

    Donald: I like the idea! I love it! Will you do me a favor? See how I do, and you call me at the right time. I’m serious about it.
    . . . ."

    But alas, it looks like they'll be no job for Meghan! His candidacy, like so many of his businesses over the years, has gone belly up!

    Awwwww . . .