Regardless of whether Beltway media pundits think The Donald has lost his marbles with regard to the birther issue, Donald Trump is important to the Republican presidential conversation because of his media star power and fundraising potential. Put simply, the mere mention of Trump’s name drives online traffic and television ratings.
By challenging conventional political wisdom, Trump is serving as a foil for the other 2012 GOP contenders and will on balance strengthen the Republican field as a whole. Luckily for the Republican Party, should Trump officially throw his hat into the ring, GOP voters will turn to Trump somewhere around the Nevada or Florida nominating contests, and in true Apprentice fashion, tell him that he has been fired.
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