Thursday, February 2, 2012

Donald Trump Endorses Mitt

A big surprise to see Donald Trump make an endorsement of Mitt Romney today. Trump has stated that he is very disappointed with the Obama presidency and that he wanted to see him defeated. Yet it never seemed out of the realm of possibility that he would run as an independent in the fall. So, whether this gets any more Republicans to support Romney than my endorsement of Santorum helps him is not really the issue. What is accomplished today is that we have cleared Trump away as a Third party candidate.

In addition to the Trump announcement, the Washington Post had a story today on how Ron Paul and Mitt Romney were actually close and they did not take verbal shots at one another. It thus seemed clear to me that Ron Paul would also be unlikely to run Third Party against Romney. So we should have a clear one-on-one race with Romney and Obama this Fall.