EARLY STATE VISITS PLANNED …
|| By FITSNEWS || After (wisely) refraining from a 2012 presidential bid, New York real estate mogul and reality television star Donald Trump is “very seriously” considering running for president in 2016. Trump told New York City radio station 970 AM’s “The Cats Roundtable” this week that he will be appearing in several early voting states as he makes up his mind.
“I’m going to Iowa. I’m going to South Carolina. I’m going to New Hampshire. I’ve been invited by everybody,” Trump said. “Maybe because they know my views. Maybe because of the great success of ‘The Apprentice.’ I don’t know what it is but I will tell you I do very well in the polls.”
According to Trump, America is in “turmoil.”
“The real unemployment rate is 20 percent,” he said. “People are suffering out there. And the people that are most suffering are the people that don’t have much money to start out with.”
He’s correct … but can Trump throw out enough red meat to “conservatives” to be taken seriously?
Remember, this guy endorsed Mitt Romney for president last time (after bashing him for months). That borders on automatic disqualification in our book. Then there was Trump’s ridiculous “October Surprise” in which he offered to make a charitable donation of $5 million in exchange for U.S. president Barack Obama releasing his “college records and applications, and passport application and records.”
It’s simply hard to view Trump – even with all his money and his outsider appeal – as a credible candidate.
Of course that’s just our view … it’s important to remember that no one has ever lost an election by overestimating the intelligence of the “Republican” voter, especially here in South Carolina.
Speaking of, “The Donald” will be making his case to Palmetto State voters this week when he appears at a Tea Party event in Myrtle Beach, S.C.