Skip to comments.Trump: Palin wants me to run
Posted on 06/01/2011 6:58:22 AM PDT by ejdrapes
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That was Trump's Chumps rule #1, beat Obama even if you need to elect a corporatist liberal con-man to do it.
In 2009 he was defending Obama and his economic plans(the stimulus and bailouts) , in 2011 he was demanding Obama's BC, that's just the sort of unpredictability we want in the HW, keep them (and us) guessing what is next, LOL
Good one. Cain fits right in as well.
LOL. So beautiful to watch.
I was far ahead of you, months ago I asked :” Why would he really run for president?” and the answer was ‘no reason’. Then why would he make believe he was running? To get free MSM and viewers attention and it worked great for him, but not for Republicans or conservatives though, especially the gullable ones that believed him.
I beleive Sarah has always said competition is good, as is diverse and spirited debate of ideas.
And since she has yet to formally and officially decide to enter the race herself, she’s not telling anyone not to run. Well, except Barry.
If he endorses Palin, it’s a good thing. Back when he started making noise about running, he was already speaking kindly of her, if they asked him about Palin.
And that is all she needs to pick up from him. The rest she can pick up from Sen. Rob Portman, formerly US Trade Representative in the Bush administration.
Same here. In an official capacity or otherwise, I would love to see Trump shape our trade policy.
Good point. It's about the only thing to like about Trump being in the game at all. And it's a damned good reason -- Romney would be very bad news If, God forbid, Willard ended up in the WH, three things would happen:
1. Big government would continue to grow even bigger and average voters would become even more cynical and inclined to say (with justification that would be hard to argue with) that "there's not a dime's bit of difference between Republicans and Democrats, so why should I even vote?"
2. Because of increased voter cynicism and apathy (see #1 above), Congress would swing w-a-y left in the midterms.
3. The next Democrat to take the presidency would make Obama look "not so bad," just like Obama makes Clinton look "not so bad after all." Whenever a big-government moderate Republican takes hold, the Democrat who follows is ALWAYS way, way more leftist than the previous Democrat. That is the recoil, the ugly consequence, of electing liberal Republicans -- it pushes Democrats much, much more to the left.
The reality is that Romney poses as big a long-term danger to the Republic as Obama.
And he does look like he wants to take her to the prom. I like it. Palin-West 2012, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan!
How do you see Trump as a threat to Romney? I don’t see them as having the same voters at all.
On the other hand, if Trump turned out to be a Palin Democrat, that could be extraordinary.
I half-jokingly suggested back then that he was a stalking horse for Palin.
Now I wonder if that really was the intent...
Trump’s a classic liberal with a concern that the economy not totally crater. There are lots of those in NY.
Look at his donations record over the years: Ted Kennedy, Harry Reid, and other primarily Democrat pols. Those few times he has supported the GOP it has been the closet Democrats, like Charlie Crist, Arlen Specter and Mark Kirk.
The best we can hope for is that he become some sort of Palin Democrat who helps raise money from his rich pals in NY and FL. His prime political handler is a liberal Democrat operative, so that is unlikely, and more likely he’d help Obama by entering the race as a spoiler. But if Palin can woo him enough to keep him from doing that she’ll have done a mighty deed.
[ Man there is a sucker born each minute and Trump found him. ]
Put Trump in as Interior Minister..
Part of Romney's attraction is his business knowledge and experience. Trump undercuts that support base. His potty-mouth straight talk gives real legitimacy to the outsider claim, rather than Romney's halfhearted one as a former governor of Massachusetts. And Trump undercuts the non-Evangelical support that Romney's getting. Could Palin claim a lot of these voters? Sure. Can she get them in the first few primaries, especially the open primaries? Don't think so, unless someone splits off Romney's votes and evens out the field.
I think it's a three horse race with Trump in it, or a one horse with Romney.
I don’t see any of Romney’s votes being outsider-driven, and I think Trump takes more outsider votes from Palin than Romney. But I actually think he’s both shot his wad in terms of primary viability and has enough reason to stay out of the primaries anyway.
But we can just disagree on his influence for the race.
Trump is a liberal poser. In a longer article:
Trump says the Ryan plan is a “death wish”.
I'm more inclined to think all that "fascinating stuff" was just another Trump snow job.
Nothing would help highlight the seriousness, the intellectual depth, the bred-in-the-bone gravitas of Sarah Palin half as well as would putting her on the debate stage next to Donald Trump.
Surely you jest, mon ami.....
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