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Saturday, May 21, 2011

Donald Trump not running for president even though he thinks he can win

There had been widespread skepticism about Trump's flirtation with a run grounded in the fact that he has closely guarded information about his finances in the past; Trump once sued one author that he said had low-balled an estimate of his net worth. Running for president would have meant that Trump would have needed to make significant financial disclosures to the Federal Election Commission.  Donald Trump ended his months-long public flirtation with a 2012 presidential run Monday, saying that he will not seek the Republican nomination -- even though he could have won the election.  Thats kind of arrogant and cocky, I like that he is not a politician, but he is kind of a flake.    "After considerable deliberation and reflection, I have decided not to pursue the office of the Presidency," Trump said in a statement. "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."  Did he not put much thought in it before he announced that he was running earlier?   There had been widespread skepticism about Trump's flirtation with a run grounded in the fact that he has closely guarded information about his finances in the past; Trump once sued one author that he said had low-balled an estimate of his net worth. Running for president would have meant that Trump would have needed to make significant financial disclosures to the Federal Election Commission.
Trump polled relatively well in early surveys of the GOP field, though his strength appeared to be more of a reflection of his name-recognition - and the wide-open nature of the contest for the nomination - than his presidential prospects. (Recent polls have found that more than half of Americans say they would not vote for him.) He is the second high-profile candidate - along with Mike Huckabee - to announce in recent days that he is not running.   Does the republican party have any notables running next year?  I cant bear the thought of Newt Gingritch running.  What do you think?

1 comment:

  1. I want your comments, lets speak out, Why do we have 50 contestants for miss america, but only a few for the presidency?

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