Don’t Ditch Donald


This morning, Huffington Post decided to remove Donald Trump from its political pages. At the moment, Trump leads the GOP presidential field.

After watching and listening to Donald Trump since he announced his candidacy for president, we have decided we won’t report on Trump’s campaign as part of The Huffington Post’s political coverage. Instead, we will cover his campaign as part of our Entertainment section. Our reason is simple: Trump’s campaign is a sideshow. We won’t take the bait. If you are interested in what The Donald has to say, you’ll find it next to our stories on the Kardashians and The Bachelorette.

Wrong decision.

It’s not up to Huffington to decide whether Trump is viable or not. It’s up to the Republican electorate. Though I personally despise the man, he’s a real candidate who’s filed the real paperwork and has already reshaped the race.

When Donald Trump speaks, people (and other candidates) listen and react. What Donald Trump says today deserves to be covered in a political context.

I can’t believe I just wrote that.

7 thoughts on “Don’t Ditch Donald”

  1. I am with Pete, I can’t believe you said that either…he is like a comic Valentine.

    BTW How does your garden grow in Irvine?? I remember your first garden at Foxwoods, pretty pathetic compared to the great garden on the roof in New Haven. How many years ago was that???
    WTNH is changing weather people faster than Towne Fair can change tires, and we finally had a great one, Kyla Grogan and she up and flew the coop over night!!! Can’t imagine what happened…she was lovely, friendly, properly dressed, and knew her stuff. She was such a relief from all the previous forecasters. They just can’t replace you Geoff.

  2. I agree with you, Geoff. It is up to the people of the U.S. to decide if Donald Trump is a viable political candidate. Did Huff Post (or perhaps would have Huff Post) cover the campaigns of Ronald Reagan, Arnold Schwarzenegger or Al Franken on the entertainment pages? They were entertainers first before the ran for political office. I think Donald Trump is a buffoon but at this point he is a political candidate (though certainly not a very good one).

  3. When I saw the headline that Trump was leading in the polls I commented ‘That’s great news…. for the democrats’.
    Trump reminds me of Newt Gingrich, without the brains. Whatever else you can say about Newt, he really isn’t that stupid. Inept yes but not dumb.
    Donald’s big problem is himself. He is the sunshine of his life. And he’s a mast of publicity. But the guy has, in common parlance these days, no filter. Whatever pops into his head comes out his mouth and he ends up not just putting his foot into it but his ankle and half his leg as well, as illustrated by his totally inept comment about John McCain. Then he has to backtrack and ‘explain’ what he meant when he said it. And his ‘explanations’ don’t really hold a lot of water.
    Still having Donald in the race is great. Very entertaining.

  4. Former NYC Mayor Ed Koch had Trump pegged years ago…..he called him a narcissistic, bombastic, egotist. I know, redundant, but true. He’s his own best audience and like a super Nova is doomed to burn out by his own pompousness. Wake up Rupublican America……he’s a fool.

  5. I think it’s important to remember that Huffington Post is a news and *opinion* source, not a pure news destination. We would have a better case to criticize the New York Times, for example, if they relegated Trump’s stunts to Section D. And I agree with 793tango that Trump’s candidacy is good – for the Democrats. Any Republican activity that alienates Republicans will help the Democratic candidate, who if she/he wins, will be succeeding the president who has arguably accomplished more good things for Americans than any who came before him – in the face of the united wall of contrived opposition from Republican legislators.

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