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February 02, 2012

Trump Bails On Newt, Reportedly Will Now Endorse Mitt. Jen Rubin Hit Hardest

This is awesome. Not because the politics of it matter much (though as a Newt guy, I'm happy he didn't get Trumps blessing) but because it is funny as hell. Humor is something this primary has been lacking to say the least.

Trump was going to endorse Newt. This gave Romney propaganda chief Jen Rubin a chance to mock both Trump and Newt in a post entitled, "Egomaniacs R Us: Trump to pick Newt".

Referring to this December report on the least desirable endorsements (“According to a Marist poll, 79 percent of New Hampshire voters say getting Trump’s support would make them less likely or no more likely to vote for him or her”), Jesse Benton, spokesman for Rep. Ron Paul (R-Tex.), e-mails me, “Poor Newt. Based on the polling I’ve seen, he stands to lose 5 points from this circus act.” As for Trump, Benton cracks, “I didn’t think it was possible for Trump to lower his credibility, but somehow, he just did.”

There is a weird commonality among Cain, Trump and Gingrich — an unseemly pattern of behavior with women. Perhaps that’s simply one manifestation of their egomania. And all of these pro-Newt characters share a penchant for extreme, nasty rhetoric with a disdain for productive governance. This is all about THEM and their PR machines.

Oops.

The walk-back on that should be spectacular! Look for it to include phrases like "Trump was surprisingly statesmanlike", "the two business tycoons remind us of the best of America" and "Mitt is sooooo adorable!"

Keep in mind, I have an excellent track record of predicting Rubin's hackery. Take this stuff to the bank or the prop-bets window.

I don't care who you are supporting, Mitt and Trump the day after Mitt says "I don't really concerned about the very poor"? Thank you Jebus! I need a laugh like this.

You just know at some point there will be an awkward joke from either Trump or Mitt about how compared to The Donald, Romney is practically middle-class. It's going to be great.

And finally...Mitt's going to be there with Trump. I can't wait to see how he handles the "so are you a birther like Mr. Trump?" question.

EXCLUSIVE...MUST CREDIT ACE OF SPADES HQ: Leaked text of Trump's Romney endorsement:

Newt: I love you but you've really got to learn to shut up your ex-wives. You never hear from Ivana or Marla Maples anymore, do you? This is an inexcusable management failure by you. If you can't keep wife number 2 quiet, how can you keep Putin in check?

Ron Paul: You're just nuts.

Sweater Vest Guy: I don't even know who you are or what you're doing here.

You're all fired.

Mitt: You show a lot of promise. You haven't been all the successful in the business world...$200 million? Come on, I've made that while I'm standing here with you 4 but I'm going to take a chance on you...you're hired.

Update: Rubin is sad that Mitt is accepting this endorsement, though it's quite muted compared to the earlier post. I still say let's wait until after the event and see what she says.

Maybe she won't flip on this. After all her hard work Team Mitt is probably willing to let her go off message once. Just once. Heck, it might even help sell the pretense she's objective.


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