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pr_capone
02-18-2011, 12:55 AM
http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Politics/The-Vote/2011/0210/Donald-Trump-says-he-might-run-for-president.-Three-reasons-he-won-t


Donald Trump says he is seriously thinking about a presidential bid. Of course, he’s said that in past election cycles and then stayed on the sideline. But this time maybe the developer/reality show star actually will throw his hair into the ring. The 2012 GOP field doesn’t have any clear-cut favorites, after all. He could run as the business-experience candidate.

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Political affiliation aside, interesting choice to run. A businessman as president.

lol @ Trump vs Romney vs Palin for the R 2012 nomination

mlyonsd
02-18-2011, 03:50 AM
Listened to Trump on Imus yesterday morning.

The guy makes a lot of sense when it comes to the economy.

LaDairis
02-18-2011, 05:35 AM
More importantly, someone who does not have to go out and beg beg beg all the time for campaign cash... which can result in 'selling out'...

BucEyedPea
02-18-2011, 05:48 AM
I liked the fact that Trump felt we had no business being in Iraq way back when. That's a plus for me.
Question is how informed of the Constitution is he?

J Diddy
02-18-2011, 05:50 AM
I liked the fact that Trump felt we had no business being in Iraq way back when. That's a plus for me.
Question is how informed of the Constitution is he?

It's his way or the highway. He'll be looking towards the United States of Trump.

LaDairis
02-18-2011, 05:51 AM
It takes someone like that to say

NO NO NO NO NO NO!@!!!!!!!!!!!


when asked over and over

"can you spend more on me me me me..."

BucEyedPea
02-18-2011, 05:53 AM
It's his way or the highway. He'll be looking towards the United States of Trump.

Please state specifics for why he'd operate as "his way or the highway." Fact is, he will have a congress to deal with.
Checks and balances. That doesn't quite allow a "my way or the highway" approach unless all three branches are made up of one party.

J Diddy
02-18-2011, 06:01 AM
Please state specifics for why he'd operate as "his way or the highway." Fact is, he will have a congress to deal with.
Checks and balances. That doesn't quite allow a "my way or the highway" approach unless all three branches are made up of one party.



I am well aware of the system of checks and balances that our government employs. It was a tongue in cheek reference to his tv show.

That being said Trump being the president is right up there with Palin being the president. Not a good idea.

At least Palin's got some political experience.

BucEyedPea
02-18-2011, 06:04 AM
I am well aware of the system of checks and balances that our government employs. It was a tongue in cheek reference to his tv show.

That being said Trump being the president is right up there with Palin being the president. Not a good idea.

At least Palin's got some political experience.

I am not convinced of that argument.

J Diddy
02-18-2011, 06:08 AM
I am not convinced of that argument.

Well that's my stance. I'm convinced.


ummm, sorry?

BucEyedPea
02-18-2011, 06:19 AM
Well that's my stance. I'm convinced.


ummm, sorry?

Yeah, I got that. Just sayin' I'm not, J Diddy.

Jaric
02-18-2011, 06:45 AM
Meh... Why not?

It's not like he could do worse than what we've had the past 20 years or so.

At least we know he knows how to manage things effectively.

Chiefspants
02-18-2011, 07:50 AM
I like Donald Trump because he can identify with the commonperson.

J Diddy
02-18-2011, 07:51 AM
I like Donald Trump because he can identify with the commonperson.

and then fire them

Chief Henry
02-18-2011, 08:25 AM
Late last fall I had a phone call on the weekend at home. It was a poll that was obvioulsy paid for by Trump because the questions were comparing him to other
Republicans as a Presidential candidate.

WV
02-18-2011, 08:28 AM
Question is how informed of the Constitution is he?

When did this become a qualification and why haven't they informed our current "leader"?

LaDairis
02-18-2011, 08:36 AM
I like Donald Trump because he can identify with the commonperson.


Just like all the other big spenders who kissed the rear of each and every lobby, and then wondered why a trillion dollar deficit exists...

BucEyedPea
02-18-2011, 08:40 AM
When did this become a qualification and why haven't they informed our current "leader"?

Good point!

patteeu
02-18-2011, 09:30 AM
If he said "You're FIRED!" to most of the status quo bureaucrats in our bloated executive branch, I might be interested.

patteeu
02-18-2011, 09:32 AM
What I really want to see though is a one on one debate between John Bolton and Ron Paul.

http://i.ytimg.com/vi/8fQxOVDTr3o/0.jpg

Jaric
02-18-2011, 09:35 AM
If he said "You're FIRED!" to most of the status quo bureaucrats in our bloated executive branch, I might be interested.

This might be wishful thinking on my part, but I can't really see Trump having much tolerance for the type of people you describe.

On the other hand, he already has a bit of a God complex, and I don't really see how making him "The Leader of the Free World" would do anything but make that worse.

Overall though, I don't think he would screw things up as much as his predecessors have.

Jaric
02-18-2011, 09:36 AM
What I really want to see though is a one on one debate between John Bolton and Ron Paul.
Only if it's a cage match.

ROYC75
02-18-2011, 12:09 PM
Business wise, I like it.

But man, what an ego he would have then compared to what he has now ? :eek:

Jaric
02-18-2011, 12:11 PM
Business wise, I like it.

But man, what an ego he would have then compared to what he has now ? :eek:
KNEEL BEFORE TRUMP!

:eek:

|Zach|
02-18-2011, 12:11 PM
Haha.

mlyonsd
02-18-2011, 12:14 PM
A Trump/Obama debate would be awesome.

BucEyedPea
02-18-2011, 12:15 PM
Business wise, I like it.

But man, what an ego he would have then compared to what he has now ? :eek:

Maybe he'd fire all of congress. :evil:

Bewbies
02-18-2011, 12:47 PM
I'd like to see him debate Obama and then let him know he was fired. LMAO

Predarat
02-18-2011, 01:00 PM
He cannot be any worse then dubya.

BryanBusby
02-18-2011, 03:07 PM
He'd be the best candidate the RNC could trot out.

KILLER_CLOWN
02-18-2011, 07:46 PM
No thanks.

JimBaker488
02-18-2011, 08:37 PM
A Trump/Obama debate would be awesome.
Without a speech or teleprompter to read from, Obama would get his azz torn up. He's really not too quick on his feet: in taking sides with the Boston professor, remember this is the guy who said the Boston cop was obviously guilty in a presser awhile back. And he's a Constitutional lawyer ?
BTW is Trump a Jew ? If so, you better get ready to be in love with Israel and get ready to support them no matter what if one of the "chosen people" get in the WH. It's bad enough with 10 % of the Senate being Jewish.

mlyonsd
02-18-2011, 09:05 PM
Without a speech or teleprompter to read from, Obama would get his azz torn up. He's really not too quick on his feet: in taking sides with the Boston professor, remember this is the guy who said the Boston cop was obviously guilty in a presser awhile back. And he's a Constitutional lawyer ?
BTW is Trump a Jew ? If so, you better get ready to be in love with Israel and get ready to support them no matter what if one of the "chosen people" get in the WH. It's bad enough with 10 % of the Senate being Jewish.I have no idea what religion Trump follows and don't care. The man does know how to succeed though, and that's what we need.

I don't imagine he will really run but I'd seriously consider an outsider like him running the country.

Jaric
02-18-2011, 09:07 PM
I have no idea what religion Trump follows and don't care. The man does know how to succeed though, and that's what we need.

I don't imagine he will really run but I'd seriously consider an outsider like him running the country.

Honestly, the more I think about it, the more I like the idea.

KILLER_CLOWN
02-19-2011, 12:22 AM
Trumps religion is love of money, greed is about the last thing we need right now. Corruption is absolutely killing this nation.

googlegoogle
02-19-2011, 12:33 AM
I don't like how he always gets media time and got on Cpac.

He's been bankrupt how many times?

He's not a good businessman really. I think he took over his dad's business.

He has no convictions - probably a limousine liberal.

BucEyedPea
02-19-2011, 05:46 AM
I saw a replay of it from last week. I was pleasantly surprised at some of the things he said. He sounded a bit like Paul.

He said Bush was a terrible president for attacking countries that had nothing to do with 9/11, that even Afghanistan wasn't the problem but that Pakistan is. He also doesn't believe we couldn't have gotten a 6'6" man who's on a dialysis machine. That was baloney.

Says we shouldn't police the world either. Says SK should pay us for defending them.

Scoffs at how big the Dept of Education has gotten and why education should be local.

Says the country is doing very poorly and couldn't be doing any worse. That we're a laughing stock and are no longer respected.

LaDairis
02-19-2011, 06:09 AM
I don't like how he always gets media time and got on Cpac.

He's been bankrupt how many times?

He's not a good businessman really. I think he took over his dad's business.

He has no convictions - probably a limousine liberal.



unfortunately there is a lot of truth to that...


but still, compared to the likes of Dole, W, and McCaipac, Trump is a downright genius...

LaDairis
02-19-2011, 06:11 AM
I saw a replay of it from last week. I was pleasantly surprised at some of the things he said. He sounded a bit like Paul.

He said Bush was a terrible president for attacking countries that had nothing to do with 9/11, that even Afghanistan wasn't the problem but that Pakistan is. He also doesn't believe we couldn't have gotten a 6'6" man who's on a dialysis machine. That that was baloney.

Says we shouldn't police the world either. Says SK should pay us for defending them.

Scoffs at how big the Dept of Education has gotten and why education should be local.

Says the country is doing very poorly and couldn't be doing any worse. That we're a laughing stock and are no longer respected.



Trump is definitely a partier, so he isn't for Prohibition...

and truth actually does matter to him...

and he actually cares more about the US than whichever lobby can put the most silver in his pocket...

BucEyedPea
02-19-2011, 06:22 AM
Trump is definitely a partier, so he isn't for Prohibition...

and truth actually does matter to him...

and he actually cares more about the US than whichever lobby can put the most silver in his pocket...

Yeah, I really got that he loved America and that he had principles.

He doesn't drink—at all. I was surprised.

LaDairis
02-19-2011, 06:29 AM
Yeah, I really got that he loved America and that he had principles.

He doesn't drink—at all. I was surprised.


Don't ask too many questions about Trump and what he does or doesn't do with his social life...

the man owns some casinos - that's a pretty good clue right there...

but despite all his faults, he is exactly the type who the Libertarian Party should attempt to recruit, since Trump can fund his own campaign, unlike Barr...

"Bob" Dobbs
02-19-2011, 06:48 AM
Plus we'd finally have a SMOKING hot First Lady! I'm all for it.

tinfoil
02-20-2011, 01:15 AM
He will only become president if the powers that be, say he can. Period.

rrl308
02-20-2011, 01:31 AM
I saw a replay of it from last week. I was pleasantly surprised at some of the things he said. He sounded a bit like Paul.

He said Bush was a terrible president for attacking countries that had nothing to do with 9/11, that even Afghanistan wasn't the problem but that Pakistan is. He also doesn't believe we couldn't have gotten a 6'6" man who's on a dialysis machine. That was baloney.

Says we shouldn't police the world either. Says SK should pay us for defending them.

Scoffs at how big the Dept of Education has gotten and why education should be local.

Says the country is doing very poorly and couldn't be doing any worse. That we're a laughing stock and are no longer respected.

Your right, he does sound alot like Ron Paul. That's why it was strange to see him talking about Ron Paul having no chance to be President at the CPAC last week.

BucEyedPea
02-20-2011, 02:00 AM
Your right, he does sound alot like Ron Paul. That's why it was strange to see him talking about Ron Paul having no chance to be President at the CPAC last week.

Well, he may not be exactly like Paul everywhere. For instance Paul would pull out of SK Trump would make them pay. I can support that too. I do think Trump believes Paul is just unelectable....although he got less votes at CPAC than Paul.


What cracks me up is Dana Perino talking to Bill O'Reilly about how there's been no front runner breaking out amoung the Republicans. Lolz! So she recommends Jeb Bush. I was disappointed to see she was that much of a Bushivik Kool-Aid drinker. Then when I read this, it explained enough.


Dana Perino To Join Firm Led by Clinton Adviser (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/04/14/bush-aide-perino-to-join-_n_186478.html)

googlegoogle
02-20-2011, 02:13 AM
Read about Trump and how he helped kill off the USFL.

A football and Wash.DC board checkmate.

teedubya
02-20-2011, 11:42 AM
"Illinois law placed no limits on political contributions until Jan. 1, and Emanuel made the most of the opportunity. He collected more than 70 contributions of $50,000 or more, accounting for roughly half the $10.5 million he raised by the end of last year. Those contributions alone were more than was raised by all of the other mayoral candidates combined.

Many of his biggest contributors live outside Chicago. He received large checks from New York (the financiers Roger Altman, Ronald Perelman and Donald Trump each gave $50,000); Silicon Valley ($50,000 from Steve Jobs); and especially Southern California, where Emanuel’s brother, Ari, a powerful Hollywood agent, raised money on his behalf. David Geffen gave $100,000, Steven Spielberg $75,000."

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/20/magazine/20Emanuel-t.html?pagewanted=2

Same as it ever was...

Ebolapox
02-20-2011, 04:43 PM
I miss H. Ross Perot too.

KILLER_CLOWN
02-20-2011, 07:17 PM
"Illinois law placed no limits on political contributions until Jan. 1, and Emanuel made the most of the opportunity. He collected more than 70 contributions of $50,000 or more, accounting for roughly half the $10.5 million he raised by the end of last year. Those contributions alone were more than was raised by all of the other mayoral candidates combined.

Many of his biggest contributors live outside Chicago. He received large checks from New York (the financiers Roger Altman, Ronald Perelman and Donald Trump each gave $50,000); Silicon Valley ($50,000 from Steve Jobs); and especially Southern California, where Emanuel’s brother, Ari, a powerful Hollywood agent, raised money on his behalf. David Geffen gave $100,000, Steven Spielberg $75,000."

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/20/magazine/20Emanuel-t.html?pagewanted=2

Same as it ever was...

SHOCKER! well not to me but maybe to some.