The Master, Roger Stone, is recommending his Political Apprentice, Donald Trump stay out of the GOP primary. On his blog, Stone writes:
Here is what Trump could do to preserve his options;
Trump should sign with NBC for justone season, announce that he will not seek the Republican nomination but will decide on an Independent candidacy by next June. This isn? about Party, it? about saving this country. 58% of Republicans said they would be open to voting for an Independent.
Trump should announce that he is writing a book to outline his plan to save America and that he will gauge public reaction to the ideas outlined in his book. Trump should authorize a legal study of the ballot access process for an Independent Presidential candidacy in all 50 states.
For the balance of 2011,Trump can continue to travel the country and speak out on the key problems facing the nation and can continue to give major speeches particularly to Tea Party groups between now and next June. Trump can wait to become a full-fledged Independent candidate until next June and still be a viable Presidential contender. Ross Perot actually led both major party candidates in 1988 until his campaign imploded. The American people could be ready for an Independent ?with the resources to win.
Of course, I have no official position in the Trump entourage and don? represent or speak for Trump but this is what I think he should do.
Read Stone’s full analysis here.