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Editorial: A really big show

Is Donald Trump for real? Fortunately, yes.

Adding to a very entertaining season of reality TV starring the Republican presidential candidates, The Donald is going to serve as “moderator” of another in a series of umpteen debates involving the men and woman who want to be The One to send America’s first biracial president into retirement next year.

The Trump debate, scheduled for Dec. 27, is a farce, of course. Mr. Trump is as qualified to serve as a moderator as Texas Gov. Rick Perry is to serve as a model member of Mensa, or Newt Gingrich is to head the Georgia chapter of Faithful Husbands Anonymous.

In contrast to the dozen or so televised GOP presidential debates that have been held thus far in this prelude to the Iowa caucuses and New Hampshire primary, the Trump debate is likely to be heavy on style and light on substance. For evidence, look at Mr. Trump’s stated intention to decide which candidate will be lucky enough to get his coveted endorsement right after the debate.

The Trump debate is so ridiculous that three candidates are boycotting the Trump fiasco — Ron Paul, the crackpot congressman from Texas; Willard Mitt Romney, the man with two sides to every story; and Jon Huntsman, the former governor of Utah and ambassador to China who clearly will be President Obama’s toughest challenger if Republican voters are smart enough to nominate him.

Donald Trump must be good for something other than flaunting his tons of money. Maybe the FBI should launch a full investigation of his surreal hair. Who knows — a few more of Herman Cain’s lady friends might just be hiding up there. ••

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