Donald Trump has a poll fetish that is second to none.
The Republican presidential candidate keeps harping on his standing in the polls, which might be the most fascinating measure of how unconventional a politician he truly has become.
Pols say they don’t care about polls. Not Trump. He loves ’em, especially when they show him leading the GOP pack as they have since almost the moment he entered the contest.
The New York Times, though, reports that Trump is giving hints of a possible “exit strategy” once the polls start to give way to other front runners.
Trump is no masochist, he said on “Meet the Press” not long ago, meaning that he won’t stay in the race if it becomes clear he won’t win his party’s presidential nomination.
You know, this is giving me fits.
I do not believe Trump is remotely qualified to become Leader of the Free World. On every level imaginable, he is unfit for the highest office in the land … if not the world.
His campaign has generated many more laughs than serious talking points.
However — and I don’t think I’m alone in this — I really don’t want him to exit the campaign. His insults, gaffes and remarkable intemperance are giving his Republican opponents — not to mention the rest of us — lots of grist to toss around.
Is he plotting a possible way out of this campaign?
In the longer term, probably so.
In this crazy, goofy and unpredictable campaign season, though, I’m half-hoping he stays in it for a while longer.