Last month I blogged about the joke that was the potential joke of a Donald Trump for President candidacy. I argued, quite well I must say, that his candidacy was nothing more than a joke and that he was playing the media into giving him lots of publicity.
I was right.
Today, Trump finally put up and shut up: he announced that he won't be running for president. His loud, riduclous freakshow has finally ended, not with a bang but a whimper.
Now only two questions remain: who will the Republican nominee for president be and what silly publicity shtick will The Donald dream up next?
As this article suggests, with Trump gone, the silly season in presidential politics should end. All of the serious Republican candidates need to declare if they're in or out and all the non-serious Republican candidates need to go back to their reality TV shows.
And so it ends, for now. New York's own carnival monkey is taking a break. The only thing left to be decided is the future of our great republic.