Trump to Make Decision on 2016 Run Early Next Year

While Donald Trump, self-made billionaire and real estate giant, has made hints at running in 2016 in the past and did the same concerning the 2012 election in which he never ran, this time he has put down a time frame for making a decision. That may seem like a small difference, but it is something he did not do previously, and it may be a sign that this time he is more serious about the prospect of making a run for the Oval Office.
Trump has been a speaker of late (2013) for the Conservative Political Action Conference and spent over a million dollars in 2013 researching the possibility of running for President in 2016. These do seem like the actions of one genuinely weighing his chances and the best strategy to utilize in a campaign.
While Donald Trump is conservative enough to gain some traction in the Republican Party (pro-life, pro-gun, pro-business, pro-small-government), yet he seems likely to suffer the same fate as Mitt Romney. Unfortunately, rich tycoons do not do well even when their stands are correct and their records are pristine. Further, Trump fits the bill for living extravagantly if anyone does- something that was falsely smeared onto Romney’s reputation during the 2012 campaign. If the modest, mild-mannered Mormon with a long record of generosity and moderate living cannot shake the “rich guy who doesn’t understand us” persona, how can someone who in some ways indeed fits that description (even if he be in many ways a great human being) expect to wade through the waters of vicious political adds to victory in 2016?
Finally, Trump is as well known for his “Trump-isms” as Joe Biden is for his Biden-isms. Even in the latest interview we hear him talk about how America needs someone great, not just good to make America great again- while the prospect of he himself being that “great” candidate lurks all the while in the background. He even said that it would be good, though not required, if the person come from the private sector (such as he does).