Here Comes Mighty Mouth To Save The Day

Donald Trump, truly a legend in his own mind, once again is offering to rescue western civilization, the country and the state of New York.  He would "quickly" make the Empire state "one of the major energy capitals of the world" if he is crowned, er, make that elected governor.  That's what the coiffed one said at a $100-a-plate Republican Party fundraiser in upstate New York and later television interviews.

But he will only consent to run if he is unopposed for the Republican nomination.  He'd also like to dump his state's GOP chairman, Ed Cox, who is Richard Nixon's son-in-law.

"You can't have people going in, knocking the hell out of each other in a primary, spending millions of dollars and then someone comes out wounded and limping," he said, according to the AP.

Trump would stop businesses and manufacturers and young people from leaving the state by reversing Gov. Andrew Cuomo's tax, energy and gun policies, he said.

Not so long ago he was talking about running for President in 2012 but no one was listening; the New York Daily News front page portrayed His Donaldship as a clown, which may have contributed to his failure to measure up to more serious contenders like Herman Cain and fellow birther Michele Bachmann.

If he is serious about running for governor — instead of just looking for more media attention —  does that mean he may not run for president in 2016 or is Albany just a way station on his way to the White House and beyond? 

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Douglas M. Bloomfield is a syndicated columnist, Washington lobbyist and consultant. He spent nine years as the legislative director and chief lobbyist for AIPAC.