Proving that belief in God is not without foundation, Donald Trump has officially announced that he will not take a run at the Presidency in 2012.
I've already written it several times in these pages, and I'm not the only one that thinks so. On that last link, I'd love to know who the folks voting "other" would rather see. I'm holding out for Carrot Top. In any case, I don't believe Trump has the right personality to make it as a president of any country. In an utterly totalitarian environment like a company with his name on it, Trump has the ego to make a go of it, even if his own political statements fly in the face of the realities of his governance. But when it comes time to admit that as Commander In Chief is also the absolute last employee at the end of the line, Trump can't do it. He can't become the lowest common denominator. He doesn't take orders well.
"So what," you might think. "As President, he gives the orders." Yes and no: as President of the United States, he might give the orders, but only because we, the Citizens of the United States, would have empowered him with the responsibility to do so, by supporting a platform he espouses and is expected to follow through on. Get it wrong and in four short years, "you're fired."
I'm so glad he's getting out of it. But in a way, it's not such a good thing, either: this means that the choice of who not to vote for is likely to be a little harder.