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Herman Cain

Donald Trump? Seriously? Yes, seriously

Donald Trump? Seriously? Yes, seriously

Never underestimate the appeal of a politician who always overestimates himself. You may think real estate mogul and former reality TV star Donald Trump is a buffoon, a racist clown, a charlatan or just a dope — a cartoon ugly American come to life whose campaign for president is an exercise in vanity aimed at boosting his long-term business interests. I may think some of these things too. But after seeing him up close Monday for an hour during his interview with the Tribune Editorial Board, I also think he's going to be a significant factor in the upcoming Republican primary battle. Because he has swagger. Because he has money. Because he's well-educated. Because he...