8. Donald Trump Wants It For Himself
In the spring of 2011, all Republican eyes were focused on Donald Trump. It wasn't just because his toupee was askew. It was because this undeniably successful businessman was making a bid for the presidency. Conservatives everywhere echoed Steve Scheffler in saying "I'm convinced he's probably going to run." After all, in a time of economic downturn wouldn't Trump - the forthright owner of Trump Organization - be a better choice than Romney and his shadowy past with Bain Capital?