Trump not running 

Donald Trump has just announced he won't seek the presidency in 2012, a vindication for those of us who assumed he would soak up the publicity of flirting with a run as long as he could before bailing. Unlike the decision of Mike Huckabee not to run, which did have actual ramifications for the broader race, Trump's exit won't likely have much of an impact one way or another. His strong showing in some early polls was more a reflection of his celebrity, the weakness of the GOP field, and the anti-establishment sentiment among Republicans than anything else. Recently, there have been indications that his support was already abating.

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