Sunday, September 18, 2011
Donald Trump reportedly met with Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry recently, and the two hit it off. Word has it that Trump was impressed with Perry and offered him his posh Palm Beach, Florida club to hold a fundraiser. That said, The Donald would not go so far as to give Perry the endorsement he sought. Why not? He's waiting for Governor Palin. Newsmax reports:
Trump diplomatically told Perry he would not make an endorsement in the GOP primary race until he knows whether former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin plans to run.
“He told Perry nicely that he probably wouldn’t endorse anybody until she made her intentions known,” the source said.
Read the full article here.
While pundits on the right continue to dismiss the possibility that Governor Palin is running for President, and pundits on the left try to convince themselves that she's insignificant, reality suggests something totally different. Not only do the media chase her tour bus down the road, hover over her hotel room in helicopters, and follow her around a state fair, someone as influential as Donald Trump waits to make an endorsement until she reveals whether she'll be in the running. And make no mistake about it, whatever you think of Donald Trump, he is influential, and he's said recently that the candidates are all reaching out to him. Nonetheless, he's waiting to see what Governor Palin will do. If that's what's called insignificant, it would be interesting to see what would happen if she ever became significant.
Hang in there, Mr. Trump. Soon we'll all know.
(h/t Gary P. Jackson)