Well, The Donald made it official on Twitter: he is not going to run for governor of New York in 2014. The Wire can also report that he is not going to run for president in 2016, either, or any office in any other year until the Sun exhausts its internal energy sources and swells to consume our home planet, transforming all of our dusty bones into various elements that then spend eternity floating throughout the cold, quiet universe.
Trump's tweets, with analysis:
I have clearly stated that if the New York State Republican Party is able to unify, I would run for Governor and win. They can't unify -SAD!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 14, 2014
- Trump did say that he basically wanted the state party to hand him the nomination because he knew that the state Republican party would not do that and therefore he would not have to run.
- It is not sad.
The top leadership of the New York State Republican Party is totally dysfunctional - they haven't won a major election in many years.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 14, 2014
There was a Republican governor as recently as 2006.
While I won't be running for Governor of New York State, a race I would have won, I have much bigger plans in mind- stay tuned, will happen!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 14, 2014
Right before Trump tweeted that, he did one of his custom sort-of-retweets / sort-of-quotes of one of his followers, teasing what those "bigger plans" might be:
In case you think Trump is serious, you probably haven't yet connected the dots: Trump is suggesting that, hey! maybe he will run for president!