- The Washington Times - Monday, October 23, 2017

ANALYSIS/OPINION:

Celebrity “Shark Tank” show’s Mark Cuban said during a Fox News interview he is “seriously considering” running for the White House in 2020, Donald Trump be danged.

Now there’s a race that should be interesting to watch. If it ever happens, of course. Which it may, or may not, or could, or very well won’t, apparently depending on the time of day, record of interview, and heat of the moment. In other words: Make up your mind already. Or shhhh.

Cuban — like all the liberals do — called himself “fiercely independent” during a recent Fox News interview. But he said if he ran for the White House, he’d probably go Republican.

“I think there’s a place for somebody who is socially a centrist, but I’m very fiscally conservative,” he said, the Huffington Post noted.

Interesting. Because in 2016, Cuban backed Hillary Clinton for president.

It’s a fairly large leap from Hillary Land to the Republican Party — though admittedly, not as large as it once was. Still, it’s not often you find a political candidate who was a card-carrying supporter of Hillary Clinton and then in short order — in the short order span of just a few months — a Republican.

But hey, this is America, land of the free. One can change one’s mind as often as one wants.

Of course, it might come up on the campaign trail now and again. Just sayin’. Or not. Because then again, there may not be a Cuban campaign.

On Fox, Cuban put his probability of running at about a “4.” But a couple weeks ago, he told the Venture Atlanta business conference attendees in Georgia that “it is something I’m seriously considering.”

Meanwhile, Fox News host Harvey Levin reportedly said just a week ago: “My sense is there is an extremely good chance Mark Cuban is going to run for president of the United States.” Sigh. Campaign 2020 in 2017. Talk about getting a jump on the competition. 

Yes, it’s early. Cuban has plenty of time to make up his mind. But then again — my gosh, it’s early. Either quit the titillating — or make up your mind. Americans don’t really want to right now have to deal with an election that’s three years away — that may or may not or then again may actually take place.


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