Maybe it's the hair.
If you haven't been paying attention, Trump has been a big part of the Romney campaign over the past week or so. He's hosting a fundraiser for Romney in Las Vegas, he is considering starting his own super PAC, and he wants to be Romney's Vice President.
Throughout all of that, Trump has embraced the "birther" movement, which questions whether Barack Obama is a natural born citizen. Most recently he made those charges on CNBC. Video is below.
Why is Romney letting Trump run amok like this? George Will wonders that too:
“I do not understand the cost benefit here,” Will said. “The costs are clear. The benefit — what voter is going to vote for him because he is seen with Donald Trump? The cost of appearing with this bloviating ignoramus is obvious, it seems to me. Donald Trump is redundant evidence that if your net worth is high enough, your IQ can be very low and you can still intrude into American politics.”
However, CBN's David Brody thinks the relationship with Romney is a good thing.
Trump is popular with a certain portion of the GOP, the portion that Romney doesn’t connect with. Trump’s bravado is not necessarily a bad thing for Romney because it connects him to a flamethrower and his audience without having to throw the flames himself. Plus, Trump is considered a winner and successful and who doesn’t want to be associated with that? Furthermore, more people know who Donald Trump is than Mitt Romney because of his brand name and NBC show. Therefore, the folks who couldn’t give a rip about politics but like Donald Trump may be inclined to look more favorably on Romney since they are seen together in a positive setting. Also, the last time I checked Romney needs to raise tons of money to beat President Obama. You think Trump might help a little bit with that? C'mon.