The Donald caused quite a bit of confusion yesterday when he issued a statement saying he would be making a "major announcement" about the race. The Associated Press and The New York Times reported late Wednesday night that Trump would be endorsing Newt Gingrich, citing sources close to the former Speaker's campaign. Dozens of news outlets picked up on the story.So finally the Trump tossed his support to someone. Whoop-de-doo. In the world of endorsements, most are worthless, and a Trump endorsement is probably more so than most over, say, a John Bolton. The only reason I'd be excited about a Trump endorsement is if it came with Trump money. Otherwise, I'm with Stacy McCain on this one:
But Matt Drudge of the Drudge Report contradicted the Newt news today, blasting on his website that Trump's endorsement will actually go for Romney. CNN political director Mark Preston also reported that news this morning, citing unnamed sources. The Times and the AP have since published new stories saying the nod will go to Romney.
Gingrich told reporters on Wednesday that he had "no idea what the Donald is going to do." The conflicting reports make us wonder: Did Trump tell both camps he would be backing them?
Actually, given that I’m relatively unhappy with all of the candidates, Donald making some waves sounds fine.
Call it a reverse Cloward-Piven: I’m contending that the only way to break the current Ruling Class grip on things is to drive it all to 11, in the full Spinal Tap fashion. There isn’t a thing wrong with us that the metaphorical equivalent of a few more shots of Jose C. cannot fix. Let us puke out the decades of Progressive idiocy in full technicolor glory, and re-emerge fully purged and ready to take an adult view of matters.
I salute you, Donald, and whatever species of varmint crouches upon your cranium.