Trump will not run as a Republican or an Independent.
As I said in 2012, he’s a huckster and running for president, as Al Sharpton could tell you, is a great way to huck. Also in 2012, I made the same Vearless Vrediction because of his disclosure form.
As for the polls, it’s before the debates, much less the actual voting deal, so who’s leading today is absolutely meaningless for who’s in the lead next month.
I started writing this and then looked for the proof, he has not filed his financial disclosure form and will not, I found this article.
Political insiders see several clues that Trump isn’t in it for the long haul. One sign: He still has only a skeleton staff. Asked to name campaign workers that Trump may have hired, D.C. political operatives were mostly unable to cite any new staffers….
Trump’s press operation seems to still be run largely out of his company. Calls to his press contact go to his real estate holding company’s headquarters. And most of the statements he issued about his controversial remarks about Mexican immigrants have come via the company….
And the part that cinches the deal for me,
Doubters also point to Trump’s lack of financial disclosure. He made a show of reading a report about his net worth during his launch, but detailed asset disclosure is required for official candidates. So far, Trump hasn’t filed that paperwork. Neither have Rick Perry and Bush, who both asked for a 45-day extension. Such requests are not unusual, but longtime Trump-watchers find it hard to believe that the real estate mogul, who often has been accused of overstating his wealth, will be willing to offer an explicit accounting of his assets.
Also as I said in 2012, there’s no way in hell he can do all the financial things he has to do to run, if he does there’s going to be so much data to be mined by the Dems, Minitrue and the NRO-GOPers that he be boned, and that’s not mentioning people like the SEC and his competitors who might be interested in such a disclosure.
I am in favor of him running, he’s shaking things up and changing the terms of the debate, making the unspeakable (against all the things the NRO-Wing of the GOP are for) very speakable so that when Rick Perry, Ted Cruz and Scott Walker (and his throne of Dem-skulls) can talk about them.
Not sure who I’m fer yet, but I am fer Trump doing what he does best, huckstering and getting his face out there so his next reality show has great ratings.
He’s also showing anybody who gives shit one about what GOP voters want, which lets out the NRO-GOPers.
They just want us to get in line because they’re better and smarter than we. \
Saying that, we all know my early favorite, Clinton/Bush!!!!