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Eliot Spitzer

Trump is a bad deal for the GOP

Trump is a bad deal for the GOP

Poor Donald Trump.

It wasn't supposed to be like this. For years, wherever The Donald went, he met people who told him he should run for president. His retinue of sycophants surely saw little to gain from explaining that "birthers," celebrity worshippers and devotees of "The Apprentice" are not a statistically meaningful sample of the electorate.

Nor did it dawn on him that some people say "you should run for president" the way you tell your long-winded uncle "you should write a book." History is full of failed men who mistook flattery for insight.

In the past, Mr. Trump always pulled back from the brink. Why risk his beloved TV...