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The Donald descends: Shining a light on NH primary

January 26. 2014 3:37PM

What to make of Donald Trump, who breezed (actually he flew by private jet) into New Hampshire one day last week to talk of politics, Apprentices, and other things at the New Hampshire Institute of Politics?

Well. He may or may not be testing the 2016 presidential waters. He has stuck a toe in once or twice before, only to withdraw it after causing much media chatter and political consternation. But New Hampshire, and others, should be impressed that Trump thinks highly of our First Primary State status.

If Trump were to run, he would be among that elite group that would need no introduction. He could bypass us and instead pay to place his message all over big media in big-delegate states. The fact that he comes to New Hampshire and takes unscreened questions and gives unguarded answers is admirable.

The fact that he drew the largest crowd ever in the Politics and Eggs breakfast series is testament to the public interest in the man. He is an interesting fellow who has no problem speaking his mind.

Trump isn’t a name-dropper. He throws them — the names of people, ideas, places, golf courses — as if they were snowballs on a Trump Tower. He may not be cut out for politics. But it would be fun to see him put presidential wannabes through a few rounds of his Apprentice show.

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