After considerable deliberation and reflection, I have decided not to pursue the office of the Presidency. This decision does not come easily or without regret; especially when my potential candidacy continues to be validated by ranking at the top of the Republican contenders in polls across the country. I maintain the strong conviction that if I were to run, I would be able to win the primary and ultimately, the general election. I have spent the past several months unofficially campaigning and recognize that running for public office cannot be done half heartedly. Ultimately, however, business is my greatest passion and I am not ready to leave the private sector.
So things are getting a little bit clearer and the wild card Trump is out. The threat of a third party run if he didn’t win the GOP nomination has been put to rest. I think that helps but I do hope Trump continues to take on Obama admin directly, being an effective attack dog to help Republicans. He can resonate with many with his style and I hope he zeroes in on economic issues, where Obama is exposed with no answers.