Trump Bows Out of the 2012 Election-Why?
Original post made by Cindy Cross, Parkside, on May 16, 2011
Donald trump has officially bowed out of the 2012 presidential race. Trump decided to focus on his reality TV series the Celebrity Apprentice, which racks in millions for charity every season.
"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."
With the birther controversy squashed after Obama releasing a legal birth certificate, and Obama winning accolades with Bin Laden killed; Trump got the wind taken out of his proverbial sails. Not used to being made to look like a fool, Obama seized the opportunity to chide Trump publicly by saying at the recent White House Correspondent's dinner, "He [Trump] can finally get back to focusing on the issues that matter, like, did we fake the moon landing? What really happened at Roswell? And where are Biggie and Tupac? All kidding aside, obviously we all know about your credentials and breadth of experience…" the crowd roared with applause and laughter. A camera shot over the Trump who did not look amused in the slightest.
Was the American public duped by Trump? Ever since Trump hinted that he would make a formidable candidate, he garnered public attention making headlines wherever he appeared. Ratings for his show The Celebrity Apprentice shot up 20%
First Huckabee, now Trump; who will be the next big name republican to remove their name from list of candidates? And will they have a legitimate reason for quitting? For those not familiar with his show, those who decide to make an early exit without being officially 'fired' by Trump, are labeled 'quitters.' Who's the quitter now?