The Republican Party in New York is so desperate to defeat Gov. Andrew Cuomo that they’re trying to convince Donald Trump to run against him in 2014. So far Trump hasn’t said yes or no, but they’re actively courting him according to the New York Post.
Increasingly desperate New York Republicans, seeking the political equivalent of a Hail Mary pass, are trying to get Donald Trump to run against Gov. Cuomo next year, The Post has learned…
They’re also arguing that Trump could launch a 2016 presidential run — which he has clearly been eyeing with his criticisms of President Obama and Washington — by first winning the election for governor.
So far, Trump, who only recently learned of the effort, which is backed by state GOP Chairman Ed Cox and other party leaders, hasn’t said a flat “no.’’…
With Cox’s knowledge, Rochester-area Assemblyman Bill Nojay has begun circulating to other party leaders a three-page memo on how Trump could defeat Cuomo next year.
It contends that Trump’s celebrity status and popularity with disaffected Republican and Democratic voters, along with Cuomo’s unpopularity upstate, could produce a Trump victory.
The memo concedes the state GOP’s desperation.
“There is only one prospective candidate who could run on the GOP line and win against Cuomo in 2014 — Donald Trump,’’ it declares.
When will the world realize that Trump is just a self-aggrandizing buffoon and stop paying attention to him? Maybe we need a constitutional amendment that says no one who has ever been part of a reality TV show is eligible for president.