Donald Trump says he might run for president. Three reasons he won't.
Donald Trump sounds like he's really thinking of running, and we hope he does. It would be fun. But there are also lots of good reasons he won't run.
Donald Trump says he is seriously thinking about a presidential bid. Of course, he’s said that in past election cycles and then stayed on the sideline. But this time maybe the developer/reality show star actually will throw his hair into the ring. The 2012 GOP field doesn’t have any clear-cut favorites, after all. He could run as the business-experience candidate.Skip to next paragraph
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We hope he runs. Can you imagine what great stories he would generate? We’re already making plans to cover the first GOP debate that includes him. Trump, plus maybe Sarah Palin, and perhaps Michelle Bachmann, too. Nirvana.
Trump gave a preview of the sort of energy he’d create during his Thursday surprise address to the 2011 Conservative Political Action Conference meeting in Washington. The crowd loved him. Trump said he’d decide whether to run by June. The main reason he might, he said, is that “the United States has become a whipping post for the rest of the world.”
At one point, he said he wished there was another candidate he could support. Somebody from the audience shouted “Ron Paul!” Trump leaned over the mike, and said, off-handedly, “I like Ron Paul, I think he’s a good guy, I think he has zero chance of getting elected”.
This led to muttering among the Paul supporters in the hall. It’s also just the reason why a Trump candidacy could be so great – no other candidate would be as willing to veer off-script.