He’s baaaaaack! In fact, he never really went away.
Donald Trump has dominated this Republican primary for president, even more than Mitt Romney.
Remember, he led the pack last Spring, riding on his reputation as the party’s Top Birther. He went back to TV for a while, but his monumental ego would never let The Donald stay away from politics for long. So now he’s back in full force.
Just in the last couple of days, Trump has demanded a prime-time speaking slot at the Republican National Convention. He’s announced he’s starting his own Super Pac. He’s offered up dinner with himself, a la Bill Clinton or Barack Obama, as grand prize in a lottery to raise money for the Romney campaign.
Oh, yes…And, of course, he’s volunteered that he, Donald Trump, would be Mitt Romney’s ideal pick as vice-presidential running mate.
Forget about his hair. Has there ever been an ego this big in American politics?
Sure, it’s funny. But, as a talk-show host – and as a Democrat – I hope Trump gets his way. I can think of nothing better for President Obama – or nothing worse for Mitt Romney – than to have Donald Trump on the ballot.
That’s my parting shot for today.