Good morning from Gatlinburg, Tennessee where David and I are trying to get away a bit with the kids. However, politics doesn’t stop just because we’re going on a few hikes in the mountains!
For one, Donald Trump endorsed Gov. Romney. Say what you will about The Donald, I love the guy. I’ve watched every season of The Apprentice and was at CPAC last year when he came out to “Money, Money, Money, Money.” Though I thought the NewsMax/Trump debate was misguided, I am very thankful for his endorsement of Gov. Romney.
Why? Shep Smith showed nothing but disdain over the endorsement:
“I’ve just gotten word that in the next hour, Shakira and Big Bird will also be issuing endorsements, and we’ll be having live, Team Fox coverage of that!” he said. “Shakira, Big Bird and Donald Trump. In serious news today…”
Notwithstanding Fox’s constant downplay of any Romney success, the Trump endorsement is good news. Here’s two modest reasons why:
1. Trump represents a faction of the tea party. His endorsement shows that now everyone is coalescing around Gov. Romney.
2. It means Trump is not running himself.
To make this endorsement even better, Newt’s campaign was spreading the word that Trump was supporting him.