Is Trump the Perot of 2012?

Most certainly if he goes through with this promise to the Wall Street Journal.

Donald Trump will “probably” run as an independent candidate for U.S. President in 2012 if he does not receive the Republican party’s nomination, he told the Wall Street Journal in a video interview on Monday.

“I hate what’s happening to the country,” said Mr. Trump, a real estate tycoon and host of the NBC show “Celebrity Apprentice.” He will not formally make a decision until June, however, when this season of his television show is over. “I can’t run during the airing of that show,” Mr. Trump said, “I’m not allowed to.” But he said he would make an announcement “by June” and his candidacy looks increasingly likely.

That’s right, The Donald has successfully courted the Tea Party wing of the Republican Party with his insane birther rants and he is now prepared to steal those folks away from the GOP by running as an Independent in the 2012 Presidential election. It would appear that the Reform party of 1996 is back as the Tea Party of 2012. I guess that means The Donald’s hair is the caricature equivalent of Perot’s ears and Obama is Clinton, the winner of the 2012 Presidential election. Thanks Trump, keep on running you self aggrandizing megalomaniac.

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