News outlets are reporting that Donald Trump has stated that he will not run for the Republican presidential nomination. I suppose it’s possible that the Donald has looked at some polling numbers and decided he’s got no chance to win the nomination, or that he’s decided against trying to self-finance a campaign for a job involving a large reduction in pay. However, I think it far more reasonable to conclude that his “campaigning” was solely for the purpose of gaining publicity all along.
Unfortunately for Mike Huckabee, his “fifteen minutes” of publicity for not running for president again (did someone forget to tell him there’s another Mormon to run against this time?) will probably get cut short by Trump’s non-announcement. Oh well, so much for a potential bump to the Huckster’s TV ratings.