Real estate divaloper Donald Trump constantly, insistently pledges that he's on the brink of running for office and that he's hella rich so he'd win and that America needs him and his leadership. To which we say, at long last: Do it. Put your alleged money where your constantly open mouth is, and run. And let's see what happens.
If you'd ever like to be retweeted by Trump, a man who covers himself and his hotels in expensive-looking facades, it's simple. All you need to do is suggest that he'd make a great president or, if you are a resident of the state of New York, governor. This is his new kick, by the way, that he's going to run for governor and it will be great. He went on the radio in Albany on Tuesday morning, doing his standard schtick: He'd spend $30 million to $50 million, and it's a 50-50 chance he'll run and so on. Trump has all this cash and all these ideas and all this support.
But his whole thing is that he never wants to actually have to prove that. He's never been interested in having to say how much money he has, as campaign laws mandate. (In 2011, he laughably suggested his net worth was dependent "on my feelings.") His ideas seem to be comprised of "wind turbines are bad" and "don't buy Chinese products" (unless those products are in his "signature" clothing collection) and "more European immigrants, please." In 2011, his rapid ascent in the Republican field was met with an equally rapid decline, meaning that even Republicans didn't love him quite as much as they did, say, Herman Cain.