Looks like Trump & Huckabee are out of the 2012 presidential race. Taking their hats out of the ring?
It is speculated the Donald probably did not want to have to do a full financial disclosure, as is required of presidents. Trump reportedly makes $42 million a year.
The president only makes $400,000 a year plus $50,000 for expenses. Trump is making 93 x more money.
Trump claims this is all about the charity money the show raises. Apparently, Trump IS a charity, because several years ago he made $50,000 per episode, x 17 episodes a season. Not too shabby!
Huckabee gave some schpeal about his relationship w god & although humans encouraged him to run for president, god told him no. Maybe the fact he ran before & lost might have something to do with it,
but OK we will go with divine intervention. Sadly, Palin plays that same card too, often answering the "will you run for president" question, with an "if god tells me to" reply.
Which leads to the question-- Does god ever tell people to STFU? One would hope god would tell Palin, if you can't make it through a term a Governor, forget about being president. Palin is such a grifter, she probably only wants to be president for the free childcare, meals & housing.
At least old John McCain has the sense not to run again, a third try at a presidential election would not be a charm.
So that leaves the GOP with Newt & Mitt.
We know why so glum~ the GOP made it's comeback by storming the house & demanding tax cuts for the rich! Then they thought they would slice & dice medicare. Ooops! They forgot about the voters out
there. They have had enough rope to create their own noose. The GOP is in trouble. Plus anyone who was paying attention knows "fiscal conservancy" was all but non existent during the 8 years of the Bush2
They racked up a $12 trillion debt without blinking, and now want to come down hard on spending.
That would have been a good strategy about $12 trillion & 8 years ago.
Oh yes & let's not forget the about to be "3 times a loser".... Ron Paul!
Will the GOP be stupid/desperate enough to add Palin to the mix?, or is she just Tea Party crazy?
Tune in again for the continuing adventures of "As the stomach turns...."
Oh well, at least Trump is out- we appreciate you firing yourself from running for president.
Hat tip to Maui Girl for finding this tune