Monday, May 16, 2011

Trump Fires Self

"The Blacks" who have a good relationship with Donald Trump may be disappointed to learn that he has dropped out of the presidential race. He released a statement about 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".
The statement coincided with an announcement he made from a podium at the NBC "Upfronts" presentation, suggesting that the choice was made to ensure another season of his top-rated (for NBC) reality show. You either run the country or you star in a reality show! The founding fathers won't let you do both!

Of course, when he says he still ranks strongly in the polls, he's being a little Trumpian. His rankings dropped considerably when the President produced a long-form birth certificate. As of this weekend his negatives in the Republican party were roughly equal with Sarah Palin's, the highest negatives of any figure in the "field". The field being imaginary presidential candidates.

So what do we learn about Trumps meteoric rise in the polls and the subsequent sharp decline? Hopefully that Republicans are tired of junk issues and want to see something more substantial coming out of their candidate's mouth. Also, don't underestimate Barack Obama's ability to destroy you by giving you what you ask for. I bet that's how Romney goes down.

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