He made the big announcement earlier today. Even with that, being The Donald™ and all, he could still change his mind – but something tells me he won’t because he enjoys capitalism way too much to be distracted by a little thing like “public service”:
(CNN) – Real estate mogul and television celebrity Donald Trump, who generated a media publicity blitz by saying he might run for president in 2012, announced Monday that he will instead remain a businessman.
“After considerable deliberation and reflection, I have decided not to pursue the office of the presidency,” Trump said in a statement.
With his typical bravado, Trump maintained that he would have won the Republican primary and the general election, but recognized 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,” Trump said in the statement.
Now, can we get back to the serious contenders for the GOP nomination, please? Well, once we get beyond Newt Gingrich’s grandstanding, of course.