Art Vandelay wrote:There's a good chance he runs. There's absolutely zero chance he wins the Republican nomination. He's appearing everywhere that will have him right now spouting off about Obama's birth certificate, which is fine if he wants to win the "Birther" vote, which is a tiny segment of the population that includes almost no mainstream Republican politicians--and, really, no reasonable people with an ounce of sense. The whole "Birther" thing is the dumbest conspiracy theory since the "Truthers." They're opposite sides of the same coin. But yeah...he's got the ego to run, but has absolutely no chance of being nominated. That said, I hope he does become involved because he'll raise issues and say things (legitimate things, not birth certificate-related) that others won't simply because he's not a politician worried about reelection when his presidential bid fails.
The guy is my poster child for what is wrong with the right in politics right now. They simply believe all they need to do is take an extreme stance on a couple "conservative" issues and they're good. The mainstream is almost completely ignored by each party. The left's doesn't trust their mainstream base because it's fickle, but I really think the right believes their mainstream base is an albatross and not an asset.