McCain says Trump having fun, Republicans have serious candidates for 2012
Republican Senator John McCain, who lost to Barack Obama in the 2008 presidential election, made clear that he doesn’t see Donald Trump as a serious candidate for 2012.
“I think Mr. Trump is having a lot of fun and it’s pretty clear he enjoys the limelight. We have very serious candidates. And I think that, if Mr. Trump wants to run, he’s welcome to run,” McCain said on CBS’ “Face the Nation.”
“Anybody can run. He has a right to run. He is a New York icon, bigger than life in a lot of things, and he can put himself into the mix,” New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg said on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”
Is he worth taking seri0usly?
“That’s up to the voters,” Bloomberg said. “The nice thing about America is you get a chance to go out there and make your case. ”
“There’s a lot of things Mr. Trump can be proud of, but some of this rhetoric and this focusing on the president’s birth, I do not think is the way for us to win the White House,” Republican Senator Lindsey Graham said on “Fox News Sunday.”
“Most Americans don’t want their president to go around saying the f-word. So Mr. Trump has a lot to offer, but he will have a tough sale in South Carolina,” Graham said.
All of this, and Trump hasn’t even announced whether he is going to run for the Republican nomination in 2012.
Photo credit: Reuters/Jason Reed (Picture is part of Obama’s joke about what Trump would do to the White House)