7 No Trump

(FILE PHOTO) In this composite image a comparison has been made between Donald Trump (L) and Megyn Kelly  ***LEFT IMAGE***
(FILE PHOTO) In this composite image a comparison has been made between Donald Trump (L) and Megyn Kelly ***LEFT IMAGE*** CLEVELAND, OH - AUGUST 06: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump participates in the first prime-time presidential debate hosted by FOX News and Facebook at the Quicken Loans Arena August 6, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio. The top-ten GOP candidates were selected to participate in the debate based on their rank in an average of the five most recent national political polls. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) **RIGHT IMAGE*** NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 08: (L-R): Megyn Kelly, FOX News Channel Anchor speaks onstage during Cosmopolitan Magazine's Fun Fearless Life Conference powered by WME Live at The David Koch Theatre at Lincoln Center on November 8, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Craig Barritt/Getty Images for Cosmopolitan Magazine and WME Live)

I, for one, confess that I'm really confused. How did Fox News go from something we maligned, laughed at, feared, thought of as SO right wing to a hard-edged news force that even, dare I say his name for fear of retribution, Donald Trump was afraid of?

And I'm further stunned that the networks haven't banded together in a show of solidarity and refused to cover the rogue Trump event. Have a little backbone, guys. Show a little gumption.

I can't quite put my finger on it but in some inexplicable way Donald Trump thinks he can rewrite the political system, mess around with freedom of the press, and play on a playing field that's just his own. If that's the case, he probably should be running as an independent.

And yet there's a certain genius to it, a show business conceit. A rule of show business is if someone says "yes," leave the room and try not to have another meeting which may be exactly what Trump has in mind. He doesn't see an upside, only a downside. Women might remember what he writes and says about them; indiscretions might come up; someone else on the stage might appear more rational -- although rational doesn't seem to be the ticket lately.

Maybe he's taking advice from Sarah Palin, and he's afraid someone might ask him what he's read lately. I don't really mean that. I'm sure he's read something... except it's starting to be all show and no substance and sadly, the media's playing right into his hand.

On the other hand, I have a better idea. Let's just draft Megyn Kelly for president, or at the very least, the vice presidential running mate for Michael Bloomberg.

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