‘Chump’ won’t run for president

This morning Donald Trump announced he won’t run for president after all. Anyone surprised by that, raise your hand.

There was a time when I had some (a little) grudging respect for the man as a businessman, even though I never liked him. Then he went off on that nutty birther kick and showed how ridiculous he really is. I suppose he’ll always crow that he was the one who forced Obama to release his “real” (long form) birth certificate. I hope that “victory” keeps him warm at night.

Now I hope he’ll just go away, along with the other potential GOP candidates who have taken themselves out of the running (Barbour, Huckabee). I’m hoping their departures will make room for a more moderate, level-headed, honest Republican to step forward. There’s still plenty of time …

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