Friday, April 1, 2011
That Creep Trump
One of my favorite blogs to read is the incomparable "Barrow Bits", which offers insight about the latest political happenings as well as stock tips. This most recent post addresses a certain "creep" we all know named Donald Trump. Now, Trump is all but announcing he's running for president, because if there's one thing this country needs right now it's a president who went bankrupt in the casino business, is known for ill-advised statements and serial marriages, and has absolutely no political experience whatsoever. Better yet, Trump has come out as a "birther", challenging Obama's citizenship. Really, folks? We're still doing this in 2011? Clearly though the Trump "candidacy" shouldn't be taken seriously. The one thing Trump has been very good at is self-publicity, and making money off his fame. How is this anything more than another stunt to keep up his brand? He's not about to spend two years running around local party meetings in the mid-west, eating corn dogs at the Iowa state fair, attending endless debates with the various also-rans running for the GOP nomination--all just to try and win a lower-paying job, live in worse quarters than he's used to, and have to constantly watch what he says and does since he'd be the leader of the free world. It's just not worth taking seriously. But let's add Trump to the list of underwhelming challengers on the GOP side--Palin, Bachmann, Gingrich, Santorum--frankly, if this is what the GOP produces in candidates we can pretty much expect another four years of Obama, no matter what happens with the economy.