So maybe Trump is trying to deflate this balloon before it becomes the Hindenberg. Only a birther with his status could crack the big media bubble and be given the time to challenge the narrative without being yanked off the set. They all respect his business acumen too much to go nuclear--yet. So maybe the plan is that by making this an issue now (where was he a few years ago, for instance) it could force Obama to play his own 'trump card' too early--in response to his persistence and threats--thereby removing it from play when the real war begins.So far all we know is that he's not running and the birther card can no longer be played on legitimate GOP candidates. His cred it trashed, but being a true carnival barker his care-less audience won't hold it against him so long as he goes back to being the Donald, TV CEO.
Otherwise, we're left to believe the absurd--that he's really running and is simply rich and powerful enough to get away with challenging the first black president's bona fides, which propels him to the top of the pack. In this day and age that could be called courage--unless of course he's acting for the Democrats under deep cover....
Monday, May 16, 2011
Trumped and Done
So Trump is out. A lot of us predicted it (pounds chest). The question is why. Let's go back to some possibilities laid out in a previous post (pounds chest again):