Of course we are all shocked, shocked, to discover Donald Trump will not seek the presidency. Or as the lede in the NYTimes says today: "Donald Trump fired himself."
The 2012 race got a lot duller. Yeah, we still have Gingrich. But Palin is undecided, as is Bachmann. If both of those get in the race, life as a political blogger just got easier.
Trump's rise, and fall, has been fascinating to watch as he rode the "birther" movement to its logical conclusion. In a heavy dose of bullshit, Trump said: “I maintain the strong conviction that if I were to run, I would be able to win the primary and ultimately, the general election. Ultimately, however, business is my greatest passion, and I am not ready to leave the private sector.” Translation: "I could win if I wanted to. So there."