By Paul Gable
I remember when presidential politics started at the beginning of the year of the presidential election.
Those were the good old days.
Now, of course, the next election cycle begins the day after votes are counted for the last election.
As a result, we are already looking at a Republican field of possible candidates that includes the names Rand Paul, Jeb Bush, Mitt Romney, Ted Cruz, Chris Christie and Lindsey Graham.
At least they are all making noise about being candidates.
Mike Huckabee has said he will decide sometime this spring if he will be a 2016 candidate.
And Donald Trump was in Myrtle Beach Monday to give a keynote speech to the S.C. Tea Party convention.
He did what he does best – talk about himself.
Trump took credit for the convention selling out for the first time in its history and said he is seriously considering entering the 2016 presidential race while dissing both Bush and Romney.
Trump told the S.C. Tea Party convention he is different because he knows how to get things done.
Does that include how to bankrupt casinos, something he has certainly gotten done more than once in the past?
I can’t imagine listening to two years of “The Donald’s” bombast.
But, I don’t think I’ll have to. Can anyone, including “The Donald” himself, seriously believe Trump wants to open all his business dealings to public record as will happen if he officially files as a candidate?
Nevertheless, “The Donald’s” name is currently in the mix for possible Republican presidential candidates in 2016.
Who could ask for anything more?